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Sheriff: Baldwin fired prop gun on movie set, killing woman

Authorities say actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set and killed the cinematographer. The director of the Western being filmed was wounded. Authorities are investigating.

10/22/2021 1:46:00 PM

Authorities say actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set and killed the cinematographer. The director of the Western being filmed was wounded. Authorities are investigating.

SANTA FE , N.M. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set and killed the cinematographer, authorities said. The director of the Western being filmed was wounded, and authorities are investigating what happened.

“The details are unclear at this moment, but we are working to learn more, and we support a full investigation into this tragic event,” International Cinematographers Guild president John Lindley and executive director Rebecca Rhine said in a statement.

Sheriff’s deputies responded about 2 p.m. to the movie set at the Bonanza Creek Ranch after 911 calls described a person being shot on set, said Rios, the sheriff’s spokesman. The ranch has been used in dozens of films, including the recent Tom Hanks Western “News of the World.”

“This investigation remains open and active,” Rios said in a statement. “No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”Hutchins, a 2015 graduate of the American Film Institute, worked as director of photography on the 2020 action film “Archenemy,” starring Joe Manganiello. She was named a “rising star” by American Cinematographer in 2019. headtopics.com

“I’m so sad about losing Halyna. And so infuriated that this could happen on a set,” said “Archenemy” director Adam Egypt Mortimer on Twitter. “She was a brilliant talent who was absolutely committed to art and to film.”Manganiello called Hutchins “an incredible talent” and “a great person” on his Instagram account. He said he was lucky to have worked with her.

Baldwin teamed up as a producer previously with Souza on the 2019 film, “Crown Vic,” which starred Thomas Jane as a veteran Los Angeles police officer on a manhunt for two violent bank robbers. Souza’s first credited film, 2010’s “Hanna’s Gold,” was a treasure hunt adventure featuring Luke Perry.

Production was halted on “Rust.” The movie is about a 13-year-old boy who is left to fend for himself and his younger brother following the death of their parents in 1880s’ Kansas, according to the Internet Movie Database website. The teen goes on the run with his long-estranged grandfather (played by Baldwin) after the boy is sentenced to hang for the accidental killing of a local rancher.

ADVERTISEMENTIn 1993, Brandon Lee, 28, son of the late martial-arts star Bruce Lee, died after being hit by a .44-caliber slug while filming a death scene for the movie “The Crow.” The gun was supposed to have fired a blank, but an autopsy turned up a bullet lodged near his spine. headtopics.com

A Twitter account run by Lee’s sister Shannon said: “Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins and to Joel Souza and all involved in the incident on ‘Rust.’ No one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set. Period.”In 1984, actor Jon-Erik Hexum died after shooting himself in the head with a prop gun blank while pretending to play Russian roulette with a .44 Magnum on the set of the television series “Cover Up.”

___Berry reported from Phoenix. Associated Press film writer Jake Coyle contributed to this report. Read more: The Associated Press »

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So tragic & sad 💔💔💔 Baldwin has spent years fear mongering about conservatives and he's the one that ends up killing someone. Every person firing a gun should be responsible for what's loaded in it. It's very easy to check. Hahahaha🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Probably revenge on Baldwin for mocking Trump. Seriously, investigate the gun prop guy.

Was Baldwin set up because he played trump on SNL & exposed what a joke trump is “Authorities say a prop gun misfired and the “fake billet” killed the actress.” That’s sad, also predictable given how companies prioritize profit over safety. It’s not the first time it’s happened, and it won’t be the last. We only hear about it when someone dies, film crews are nightmares, PAs get injured doing volunteer work for massive corporations

Too many people who know zip about the subject/process asking idiotic questions/making moronic statements better suited to TMZ or Fox and friends. Best to wait for the full investigation—and appear less ignorant until then. Prayers for the Woman’s Family. He accidentally discharged a gun and hit two people.. This is B,S. he has always been nuts and this proves it .. Put him in Jail !!!!!!

why was he firing a gun, prop or otherwise, at the cinematographer?

Sheriffs Respond to ‘Incident’ on Set of Alec Baldwin Western ‘Rust’The Santa Fe , N.M. Sheriffs Department is responding to an “incident” at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, where Alec Baldwin and Frances Fisher-starring movie “Rust” is currently sh… Eu nao entendi NADA... U can't make this sh*t up! Well he was the torchbearer of Democrats on nightly comedy show cheerleading the calls impeach and jail President Trump.. fast forward couple of years and my my, how the fortunes have turned around. Karma !

It was one bullet that went through the female cinematography and hit the director so says this site. Why isnt he in custody now? Special laws for the rich and famous? this is what happens when people bitch about fake gunshots and cgi, they resort to the classic prop guns that shoot blanks which can still be deadly.

JBrunoNBCBoston 🙏 What a horrible summary. Wait for the full investigation. DoBetter First prop guns do not kill , second why was the gun aimed at people who not actors?.The mystery needs a solution. What is the point of having a prop gun if it can kill? Why would he be aiming and firing at a cinematographer and director tho?

It might be time to stop glamorizing guns in movies altogether... this just isn't necessary anymore.

One dead and another wounded in shooting on set of Alec Baldwin WesternAn accidental shooting on the set of new Alec Baldwin film Rust has left one person dead and another seriously injured

Well now he knows Idiot Why do prop guns kill people?

Alec Baldwin fired prop gun that killed one person on set of new movie Alec Baldwin named as the person who fired the prop gun that killed one person and critically wounded a second in New Mexico

One Dead, One Injured on Alec Baldwin Movie, Loaded Gun Incorrectly Fired Alec Baldwin was filming a scene for a movie that required someone to fire a gun loaded with blanks ... but when the gun discharged either shrapnel or a bullet hit 2 people on set ... one of whom had to be airlifted to a hospital. I hope everybody is okay dats crazy TMZ did him dirty with that picture of him! 😂😂 we thought that was the cool hairdo in like 2001. why would there be a loaded gun? don't they use blanks for that type of stuff?

Director of photography killed, movie director injured after Alec Baldwin discharged prop firearm on movie setOn the set of the movie 'Rust' in New Mexico , its director of photography was killed and movie director injured after actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm on Thursday, according to a law enforcement statement provided to CNN. 🙏😢💔 Man... That is horrible Couldn't have happened to a nicer fellow

Alec Baldwin Fired Prop Gun That Killed Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, Injured Director Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a set in New Mexico on Thursday, accidentally killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza. The incident occurred on the set of “R… Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed in an incident involving a prop gun on the set of “Rust,” an Alec Baldwin film that was shooting in New Mexico on Thursday. the irony remains, the guy used to call Trump a murderer, but he became a This is so sad — poor woman lost her light. Poor Alec has to live with this 😌😌😌😌😌😌🥺