Alec Baldwin fires live ammunition at a shooting: one dead and one injured
Eva Deschamps / October 22, 2021
According to investigators, who went to the scene, the tragedy seems to be linked to a firearm used as a prop on the set that was activated during a scene in the film.
The actor Alec Baldwin shot and killed on Thursday, probably by accident, the director of photography and injured the director of the western he was shooting in the U.S. state of New Mexico, announced the local police.
The 42-year-old woman was evacuated by helicopter to a nearby hospital but succumbed to her injuries, while the second victim, a man of the same age, was admitted to intensive care, the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. According to the people's website TMZ, it is the director of the film and he would be out of danger.
According to investigators, who went to the scene, the tragedy appears to be related to a firearm used as a prop on the set that was fired during a scene in the film.
Investigators are looking into what type of projectile was fired and how, the statement said, noting the number of shots fired. Rust is a Western written and directed by Joel Souza, with Alec Baldwin as co-producer and starring as an outlaw, Harland Rust, who comes to the aid of his 13-year-old grandson who is sentenced to hang for a murder.
According to a CBS reporter, no charges have been filed against the actor.