Alec Baldwin fired prop firearm, killing woman

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A woman has been killed and a person injured Thursday just after they were being shot by a prop firearm at a film established outdoors Santa Fe, authorities claimed. In accordance to the Santa Fe County Sheriff Division, Alec Baldwin discharged the prop firearm.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office environment said a 42-year-previous female was airlifted to a medical center, wherever she died, whilst a 42-yr-outdated male was finding unexpected emergency care at a further hospital.

Authorities didn’t discover the two men and women, who reportedly have been crew members and not actors.

Production has been halted on the Western film “Rust,” which is staying directed by Joel Souza with Baldwin producing and starring in the movie.

A spokesperson for Baldwin stated there was an accident on the established involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Baldwin was viewed Thursday outdoors the sheriff’s business in tears, but attempts to get remark from him were unsuccessful.

“According to investigators, it appears that the scene becoming filmed involved the use of a prop firearm when it was discharged,” sheriff’s spokesman Juan Rios instructed the Albuquerque Journal. “Detectives are investigating how and what form of projectile was discharged.”

Deputies responded about 2 p.m. to the movie established at the Bonanza Creek Ranch following 911 calls came in of a man or woman remaining shot on set, Rios explained.

Filming for “Rust” was set to proceed into early November, in accordance to a information launch from the New Mexico Film Place of work.

The motion picture is about a 13-yr-old boy who is left to fend for himself and his youthful brother pursuing the loss of life of their moms and dads in 1880s Kansas, in accordance to the Web Motion picture Databases web-site. The teenager goes on the run with his very long-estranged grandfather (performed by Baldwin) immediately after the boy is sentenced to dangle for the accidental killing of a nearby rancher.

In 1993, Brandon Lee, 28, son of the late martial-arts star Bruce Lee, died soon after currently being strike by a .44-caliber slug though filming a loss of life scene for the motion picture “The Crow.″ The gun was supposed to have fired a blank, but an autopsy turned up a bullet lodged in the vicinity of his backbone.

In 1984, actor Jon-Erik Hexum died immediately after taking pictures himself in the head with a prop gun blank whilst pretending to participate in Russian roulette with a .44 Magnum on the established of the television collection “Deal with Up.”