American actor, Alec Baldwin, has accidentally killed a film crew member and injured another after firing a prop gun on the set of the movie “Rust”.
According to CNN, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office has released a statement saying the victim, a director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, 42, was transported to the hospital via helicopter and pronounced dead by medical personnel at University of New Mexico Hospital.
The movie’s director, Joel Souza, 48, was transported to Christus St. Vincent’s Regional Medical Center by ambulance for care. Details on his condition were not released.
“According to investigators it appears that the scene being filmed involved the use of a prop firearm when it was discharged. Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged,” the statement read.
The law enforcement agency said the investigation remains open and active and no charges have been filed.
“Rust” is a Western film set in the 1880s that stars Baldwin, Travis Fimmel and Jensen Ackles.
Alec Baldwin is known for movie like “It’s Complicated, Still Alice, The Aviator” and two of the ‘Mission Impossible movies, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Mission: Impossible – Fallout.’