The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Division responded to the set of Alec Baldwin’s Western film Rust on Thursday after two individuals had been injured when a prop gun misfired.
“There was an accident as we speak on the New Mexico set of Rust involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks,” a spokesperson from the manufacturing mentioned in a press release obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. “Two crew members have been taken to the hospital and are receiving care. Manufacturing has been halted in the interim. The protection of our solid and crew stays our prime precedence.”
The situation of these injured was not instantly identified, and it was unclear who fired the gun and the precise nature of the “misfire.”
Authorities didn’t instantly reply to a request by THR for extra data, together with whether or not a legal investigation was underway.
Based on a tweet from KOB4 night anchor Tessa Mentus and native experiences, a church set was blocked off whereas safety locked down the placement.
The Joel Souza movie, which is capturing in Bonanza Creek Ranch, additionally stars Frances Fisher, Jensen Ackles and Travis Fimmel.
Baldwin stars within the movie as notorious Western outlaw Harland Rust. When his estranged grandson is convicted of an unintended homicide and sentenced to hold, Rust travels to Kansas to interrupt him out of jail. The 2 fugitives should then outrun U.S. Marshal Wooden Helm and bounty-hunter Fenton ‘Preacher’ Lang.
Extra to come back.
#BREAKING: @santafesheriff investigating incident at #Rust film set on Bonanza Creek Ranch close to Santa Fe. Pic from @KOB4 #Chopper4 exhibits an outdated church set blocked off, and set safety confirms its lockdown. Different pic of Rust solid/crew. pic.twitter.com/8Cw9eg8kec
— Tessa Mentus (@TessaMentus) October 21, 2021
Ryan Parker contributed to this report.