Alec Baldwin Fatally Shoots Woman And Injured Another With Prop Gun In Mishap On Set

Alec Baldwin has been involved in a tragic accident where he misfired a prop gun on set, leading to the death and injury of two people on the set of his new movie Rust.

Halyna Hutchins has died after being shot by famous actor, Alec Baldwin, who fired a prop gun in New Mexico while filming his new movie *Rust*.

Hutchins, director of photography, was flown to the hospital but died due to her injuries.

Another was injured, and that was director Joel Souza, who was taken away in an ambulance.

Police are running an investigation, but as of right now, no charges have been filed.

The incident happened due to the misfiring of a prop gun that was loaded with blanks.

In a statement to AFP news agency, a sheriff spokesman said that Baldwin had given his statement to detectives.

"He came in voluntarily and he left the building after he finished his interviews," the spokesman said.

People are mourning the loss of Hutchins, who was a rising star in the world of cinema.

The International Cinematographer's Guild also released a statement after hearing of the loss.

John Lindley, the president of the guild, and Rebecca Rhine, the executive director, were the ones who released a statement.

They began:

“We received the devastating news this evening, that one of our members, Halyna Hutchins, the Director of Photography on a production called ‘Rust’ in New Mexico died from injuries sustained on the set,”

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"The details are unclear at this moment, but we are working to learn more, and we support a full investigation into this tragic event,"

"This is a terrible loss, and we mourn the passing of a member of our Guild’s family."

According to *Variety*, Rust Movie Productions LLC also released astatement.

“The entire cast and crew has been absolutely devastated by today’s tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Halyna’s family and loved ones,”

They continued:

'We have halted production on the film for an undetermined period of time and are fully cooperating with the Santa Fe Police Department’s investigation."

"We will be providing counseling services to everyone connected to the film as we work to process this awful event.”

They are working with the police to help with the investigation and are cooperating fully.

Our thoughts are with Halyna Hutchins' family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.

Rest in peace.

This story is being updated.

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