Santa Fe, NM (AP) – accident on the set of alec baldwinThe movie, “Jung,” At Bonanza Creek Ranch on the outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico, two members of the film crew were sent to the hospital. One of the women has died, Granthshala News confirmed.
A press release from the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department said deputies were dispatched to the set at approximately 1:50 p.m. local time, and the call indicated that one person had been shot.
Investigators said the prop firearm was being used during filming, killing director of photography Halina Hutchins and director Joel Souza when Baldwin discharged it. The sheriff said detectives were investigating how and what type of projectile was fired.
According to a media release, one of the shooting victims – a 42-year-old woman – was taken by helicopter to the University of New Mexico Hospital, where she later died, the sheriff’s office confirmed.
Hampton International Film Festival President, Alec Baldwin attends the world premiere of the National Geographic documentary films ‘The First Wave’ at the Hampton International Film Festival on October 07, 2021 in East Hampton, New York.
The second victim – a 42-year-old male – was taken by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Hospital, where he is undergoing emergency treatment.
A production spokesperson for Rust Movie Productions LLC told time limit A statement on Thursday said the accident involved “misfire of a prop gun with blanks” and that “production has been halted for the time being.”
“The safety of our cast and crew is our top priority,” the statement said.
A spokesman for the department told Deadline that criminal investigators were called to the set at Bonanza Creek Ranch on Thursday afternoon. It is not clear whether this is standard police protocol.
The sheriff’s office said in a statement that the accident is being actively investigated and no charges have been filed.
In the film, according to Deadline, Baldwin starred as Harland Rust, an outlaw who breaks out of prison in Kansas after a 13-year-old “convicted of an accidental manslaughter and sentenced to death” Helps you get out.
Earlier on Thursday, Baldwin shared picture of myself In full character on Instagram with the caption: “Back in the office in person. Blimy… this is exhausting.”
Representatives for Baldwin as well as the production company did not immediately respond to Granthshala News’ request for comment.
Granthshala News’ Lauryn Overholtz and Maria Haas contributed to this report.