On October 21, 2021, officials were called to an incident on the set of Alec Baldwin’s movie, “Rust.” Someone was suffering from a gunshot wound. ” The location was at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, close to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Two individuals, from the production crew, were transported to the hospital. One of the people, a 42 year-old woman who was air-lifted, died from her injuries.
Authorities have stated that Baldwin was using a firearm, which was a prop, while filming. The weapon was discharged and Halyna Hutchins, director of photography, and Joel Souza, the 42 year-old director, were both struck. He was taken by ambulance and underwent surgery.
A spokesperson from the production stated the tragedy happened during the “misfire of a prop gun with blanks.” They also said the production has stopped for now.
No charges have been filed at this time; however, criminal investigators were called to the location.
An investigation into the matter is on-going.