Alec Baldwin Accidentally Shoots Cast-Members on Set While Filming ‘Rust’

Alec Baldwin Accidentally Shoots Cast-Members on Set While Recording 'Rust'

( – While shooting deaths on movie sets aren’t new, they don’t happen often. In fact, the last widely publicized incident took place during the 1994 filming of The Crow when actor Brandon Lee fell victim to an improperly loaded prop gun. Another accident recently claimed the life of a set director in New Mexico — and Alec Baldwin was directly involved.

Baldwin allegedly fired a prop gun during a filming session at Bonanza Creek Ranch in New Mexico. While details currently remain unclear, it appears either shrapnel or a projectile associated with the blast struck 48-year-old director Joel Souza and 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Paramedics took Souza to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe. The hospital later released him with minor injuries. Rescue crews airlifted Hutchins to Albuquerque’s University of New Mexico Hospital, where she later died.

Rust Movie Productions LLC (RMP) insists no foul play occurred on-set, but local authorities refused to confirm that as the truth until investigators determine exactly what happened.

RMP claims the prop gun Baldwin fired was filled with blanks. However, this appears to conflict with statements from witnesses, at least one of which alleges that Baldwin expressed confusion about why directors handed him a “hot” gun with live ammunition.

The crew was filming a scene for the upcoming western movie Rust.

Reporters last spotted Baldwin, who is known for not only being staunchly anti-second amendment, but also for his work on “SNL” ironically creating satire of then-President Trump, and for hit movies such as “The Boss Baby” and “Beetlejuice,” in visible distress outside of the Sheriff’s office. The renowned actor later released a statement indicating that he is fully cooperating with authorities.

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