Alec Baldwin: cinematographer Halyna Hutchins killed, director Joel Souza injured after actor discharged gun on film set

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Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, was taken to hospital by helicopter and pronounced dead by medical staff at the University of New Mexico hospital, according to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office .

Director Joel Souza, 48, was transported to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center by ambulance for treatment. Details of his condition were not disclosed.

A distraught Alec Baldwin lingers in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's offices after being questioned Thursday about a shooting at a local movie set.
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“According to investigators, it appears that the scene filmed involved the use of a propeller firearm when it was unloaded,” the statement said. “Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was fired.”

The incident occurred around 1:50 p.m. local time, investigators said.

“Rust” is a western set in the 1880s and stars Baldwin, Travis Fimmel and Jensen Ackles.

Email requests for comment sent to the film’s production company and a Baldwin representative were not immediately returned.

The sheriff’s office said the investigation “remains open and active” and no charges have been filed.

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