One person was killed and another injured when a prop gun misfired on the set of an Alec Baldwin western filming in New Mexico.
Representatives from Santa Fe County were called to the set of War Thursday afternoon at Bonanza Creek Ranch.
The sheriff’s office said two people were shot, including a 42-year-old woman who was helicoptered to the University of New Mexico Hospital where she died.
Officials, who did not name the victims, say a man, also 42, was taken by ambulance to hospital in Santa Fe.
The deputy closed a church on the set, which had been put on lockdown and halted production.
Officials say investigations are underway as to how and which projectile was fired from the prop gun. during the fatal incident.
“This incident remains an active investigation. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available,” the sheriff’s department said.
The film is being shot on a 2,000-acre farm where Yuma, Cowboys and Aliens from 3:10 And The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is all filmed.
Written by Joel Souza, War It also stars Travis Fimmel, Brady Nunn, Francis Fisher and Jensen Ackles.
It is the story of Harlan Rust, the infamous outlaw played by Baldwin, who elopes with his 13-year-old grandson after a teenager accidentally kills a rancher.
“There was an accident on the set of New Mexico today War Includes a prop gun’s misfire with blanks. Two crew members have been taken to hospital and are being looked after. For the time being the production has been stopped. The safety of our cast and crew remains our top priority,” said a production spokesperson for Rust Movie Productions LLC. time limit.
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