Director of photography , director injured after Alec Baldwin discharged prop firearm on movie set

Director of photography Halyna Hutchins, 42, was transported to the hospital via helicopter and pronounced dead by medical personnel at University.

Alec Baldwin discharged prop firearm on movie set
Alec Baldwin discharged prop firearm on movie set:--cnn

Alec Baldwin:Director Joel Souza, 48, was taken by ambulance to the regional medical center at Christus St. Vincent for care. Details about his condition were not released.

A distraught Alec Baldwin remains in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Offices after being questioned Thursday about a shooting on a local film set.

A distraught Alec Baldwin remains in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Offices after being questioned Thursday about a shooting on a local film set.

"According to investigators, it appears that the filming scene involved the use of a prop firearm when it was released," the statement said. "Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged."

The incident happened around 1:50 pm. local time, investigators said.

"Rust" is an 1880s Western film starring Baldwin, Travis Fimmel, and Jensen Ackles.

According to the film's description on IMDb, the story is about a 13-year-old boy, "who runs away with his long-estranged grandfather after being sentenced to death for the accidental murder of a local rancher."

Who was Helena Hutchins? Tribute paid to director of photography killed by prop gun

Who was Helena Hutchins? Tribute paid to director of photography killed by prop gun

Email requests for comment sent to the film's production company and representatives for Baldwin and Souza were not immediately returned.

Baldwin was also the producer of Souza's 2019 film "Crown Vic".

The sheriff's office said the investigation "remains open and active" and that no charges have been filed.

it's happened before

This isn't the first time people have been murdered with harmless guns on a film set.

While filming the movie "The Crow" in 1993, Bruce Lee's son, actor Brandon Lee, was killed after being shot by a gun that should have just been empty, but a bullet stuck in the barrel.

Blank can also be fatal if fired from too close. In 1984, actor John-Eric Hexum was playing with a gun on the set of "Cover Up: Golden Opportunity" and died after holding the gun to his head and pulling the trigger.

Daniel Oates, former Miami Beach police chief, "They all have a charge, a powder that produces noise and explosive, visual explosions, and it's usually some sort of wire or something that sticks out of the weapon. " and Aurora, Colorado.