Alec Baldwin Fires Prop Gun On Set, Kills Crew Member, Injures Director: Report

Hollywood has been stopped in its tracks this evening (October 21) after there has reportedly been a tragic accident on a film set. A production team has been settled into New Mexico as filming for Rust, a reported western, has been underway, but today, police confirmed there had been a shooting. 

According to Deadline, the cast and crew were at the Bonanza Creek Ranch when 68-year-old actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that ended up killing one person and injuring another.

Alec Baldwin
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Police were quickly dispatched to the location where they rushed 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins, the Director of Photography, and 48-year-old Joel Souza, director, to two hospitals. Hutchins reportedly passed away not long after arriving. 

Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was…

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