(UnitedHeadlines.com) – Alec Baldwin is a big name in the movie industry. He appeared in several hit movies, such as “The Boss Baby,” and hosted “Saturday Night Live” a total of 17 times. In a shocking twist of events, it appears the actor was also recently involved in a serious on-set accident that cost one site director her life.
The fateful incident occurred at New Mexico’s Bonanza Creek Ranch, a popular destination for filmmaking. Reports from the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office show it received an emergency call about an accidental shooting at 1:50 p.m. on October 21.
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According to the sheriff’s department, the shooting allegedly occurred during the filming of a scene for the movie Rust, in which Baldwin plays a role.
Production company Rust Movie Productions LLC released a statement informing the public of the incident later that day. They also delayed the production of the movie for an indeterminate amount of time while investigators attempted to determine exactly what happened.
Juan Rios, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s department, noted that the department is handling the incident as a shooting. However, he refused to characterize it as “accidental” at this point in the investigation.
Baldwin fired the prop firearm, injuring director Joel Souza and fatally shooting Halyna cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who died of her injuries shortly after medics airlifted her to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. Reporters identified a visibly distraught Baldwin outside the Sheriff’s Department but did not get a statement.
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