Alec Baldwin accidentally killed woman on set of ‘Rust’ with prop gun

Woman dies after shooting on set of Alec Baldwin film (Photo Credits: AFP)

Woman dies after shooting on set of Alec Baldwin film (Photo Credits: AFP)

US law enforcement officials said Thursday that a woman was shot dead during the shooting of a movie starring Alec Baldwin.

“Two men were shot during the filming of a scene on the set of the western ‘Rust’ movie,” the sheriff in Santa Fe, New Mexico, said in a statement.

“A 42-year-old woman who was shot dead… died.” The sheriff’s office said the incident involved a gun that was being used as a prop for 19th-century Westerners.

Some reports suggest that the woman killed in the incident was Rust cinematographer Halina Hutchins and the injured was director Joel Souza.

According to investigators, it appears that the scene that was being filmed involved the use of a prop firearm when it was dropped. “Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged.”

The 42-year-old dead woman was airlifted to the University of New Mexico hospital. The other person, a 42-year-old man, was taken by ambulance to a different hospital, where he was asked to receive emergency care.

“This incident remains an active investigation,” the sheriff said.

Baldwin co-produces and stars as Harland Rust, a robber whose grandson is convicted of murder, and who elopes with him when the boy is sentenced to death for the crime.

Baldwin, 63, has been in television and movies since the 1980s.

As well as several high-profile film roles, he garnered new fans with his portrayal of former President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.

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