The actor was in New Mexico filming “Rust,” which he is starring in and producing. Baldwin discharged a prop firearm on the set that resulted within the dying of Halyna Hutchins, 42, the movie’s director of images, in accordance with investigators.
Director Joel Souza, 48, was additionally injured within the incident and transported to Christus St. Vincent’s Regional Medical Middle by ambulance for care.
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Workplace stated the investigation “stays open and lively” and no fees have been filed.
“In accordance with investigators, it seems that the scene being filmed concerned the usage of a prop firearm when it was discharged,” an announcement from legislation enforcement learn. “Detectives are investigating how and what sort of projectile was discharged.”
Manufacturing accidents, regardless of security measures, have occurred earlier than. Whereas filming the film “The Crow” in 1993, actor Brandon Lee, the son of Bruce Lee, was killed in a prop gun capturing accident.
Even clean ammunition may be lethal if fired at shut vary. In 1984, actor John-Eric Hexum was enjoying round with a gun on the set of “Cowl Up: Golden Alternative” and died after placing the gun to his head and pulling the set off.