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Brought to you by State Farm, like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the movie set of rust, killing the director of photography, Santa Fe sheriff says. By The Associated Press, Santa Fe New Mexico. A prop firearm discharged by veteran actor Alec Baldwin, who was starring and producing a western movie killed his director of photography, and injured the director Thursday at the movie set outside Santa Fe, the Santa Fe county sheriff's office sad. Sheriff's officials said Helena Hutchins, director of photography for the movie rust, and director Joel Souza Rashad. Hutchins, aged 42 was airlifted to university of New Mexico hospital, where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel authority sad. Susa H 48 was taken by ambulance to christus St. Vincent regional medical center, where he is undergoing treatment for his injuries. Production has been halted on the film. A spokesperson for Baldwin said there was an accident on the set involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks. The Santa Fe new Mexican reported the 68 year old Baldwin who has seen Thursday outside the sheriff's office in tears. But attempts to get comment from him were unsuccessful. The international cinematographer skilled confirmed that the woman fatally shot was Hutchins, a cinematographer. The details are unclear at this moment, but we are working to learn more and we support a full investigation into this tragic event. Guilt president John lindley an executive director Rebecca Rhine said in a statement. Hutchins was director of photography on the 2020 action film archenemy starring Joe Manganiello, a 2015 graduate of the American Film Institute she was named a rising star by American cinematographer in 2019. I'm so sad about losing Helena, and so infuriated that this could happen on a set, said archenemy director Adam Egypt mortimer on Twitter. She was a brilliant talent, who was absolutely committed to art and to film. Deputies responded about two p.m. to the movie set at the bonanza creek ranch after 9-1-1 calls came in of a person being shot on set, sheriff's spokesman Juan Rio said. He said detectives were investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged. This investigation remains open and active Rios set in a statement. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident, witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives. Filming for rust was set to continue into early November, according to a news release from the New Mexico film office. The movie is about a 13 year old boy who was left to fend for himself and his younger brother, following the death of their parents in 1880s Kansas, according to the Internet movie database website. The team goes on the run with his long estranged grandfather played by Baldwin, after the boy is sentenced to hang for the accidental killing of a local rancher. In 1993, Brandon Lee, aged 28, son of the late martial arts star Bruce Lee, died after being hit by a 44 caliber slug, while filming a death scene for the movie the crow. The gun was supposed to have fired a blank, but an autopsy turned up a bullet lodged near his spine. In 1984, actor John Eric hexham died after shooting himself in the head with a prop gun blank, while a pretending to play Russian roulette with a 44 Magnum on the set of the television series cover up. Here's some.

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