Alec Baldwin shot two people with a gun used in the shooting of the western film Rust. One of them is dead, CNN wrote.
The authorities were notified of the incident at 1:50 p.m., Thursday, local time. Police reports revealed that a woman and a man were injured. One of them is 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins, the film’s cinematographer, and the other is 48-year-old Joel Souzak, who is the film’s director.
Police said they were both taken to hospital with a life-threatening injury. However, they could no longer save her life.
Halyna Hutchins is of Ukrainian descent and grew up in the Soviet Union. In 2019, he was also referred to as an “emerging star” by American Cinematographer magazine.
I’m so sad about losing Halyna. And so infuriated that this could happen on a set. She was a brilliant talent who was absolutely committed to art and to film. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/vcdFqHsGA0
— Adam Egypt Mortimer (@adamegypt) October 22, 2021
Alec Baldwin, 68, was seen in tears in front of the local sheriff’s office on Thursday, according to a local newspaper.
The film was shot in New Mexico. Police are still investigating what happened, but so far no one has been suspected of committing a crime.