SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A prop firearm discharged by veteran actor Alec Baldwin, who is producing and starring in a Western movie, killed his director of photography and injured the director Thursday at the movie set outside Santa Fe, authorities said. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office says Halyna Hutchins, director of photography for the movie “Rust,” and director Joel Souza were shot. Hutchins, 42, was airlifted to University of New Mexico Hospital, where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel, authorities said. Souza, 48, was taken by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, where he’s undergoing treatment for his injuries. Production has been halted on the film.
Photo: Actor Alec Baldwin, right, and wife Hilaria Baldwin attend the world premiere of “The Boss Baby: Family Business” at the SVA Theatre on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)