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Actor Alec Baldwin ‘Discharges’ Prop Firearm, Cinematographer Fatally Shot

Souza was taken to the hospital by ambulance and was receiving emergency care, officials said.

Alec Baldwin says he is 'fully cooperating' with the police investigation. (Image: File)

Santa Fe: Producer and actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that killed one woman and injured a man on the set of the movie “Rust” in New Mexico on Thursday, Santa Fe County Sheriff’s deputies confirmed.

“The sheriff’s office confirms that two individuals were shot on the set of Rust. Halyna Hutchins, 42, director of photography and Joel Souza, 48 director, were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin, 68, producer and actor,” the press release from the police said.

Souza was taken to the hospital by ambulance and was receiving emergency care, officials said.

Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer and injured a director when a prop gun misfired at the New Mexico movie set of the film “Rust,” authorities said. The filming location at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Sante Fe was initially sent into lockdown and production was halted following 1:50 p.m. double shooting. “There was an accident today on the New Mexico set of Rust involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks,” the production spokesperson told Deadline.

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