News

Woman fatally shot by prop firearm on a New Mexico movie set

Woman fatally shot by prop firearm on a New Mexico movie set
World
SANTA FE, N.M. -- A woman has been killed and a man injured Thursday after they were shot by a prop firearm at a movie set outside Santa Fe, authorities said.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff s Office said a 42-year-old woman was airlifted to a hospital, where she died, while a 42-year-old man was getting emergency care at another hospital.

Authorities didn t identify the two people or say if they were actors or crew members.

Production has been halted on the Western movie "Rust," which is being directed by Joel Souza and produced by Alec Baldwin.

A spokesperson for Baldwin said there was an accident on the set involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks.

"According to investigators, it appears that the scene being filmed involved the use of a prop firearm when it was discharged," sheriff s spokesman Juan Rios told the Albuquerque Journal. "Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged."

Deputies responded about 2 p.m. to the movie set at the Bonanza Creek Ranch after 911 calls came in of a person being shot on set, Rios said.

The movie "Rust" is about a 13 year-old boy who is 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 teen goes on the run with his long estranged grandfather after he s sentenced to hang for the accidental killing of a local rancher.
Read more on CTVnews
News Topics :
Similar Articles :
Entertainment
The director of photography in an Alec Baldwin movie was killed and the film’s director was injured Thursday afternoon when the actor fired a prop firearm on the set of...
Entertainment
MANCHESTER, Vt. Alec Baldwin spoke out for the first time on camera since last week s deadly shooting on the set of the film Rust, calling it a one in a trillion...
Entertainment
MANCHESTER, Vt. Alec Baldwin spoke out for the first time on camera since last week s deadly shooting on the set of the film Rust, calling it a one in a trillion...
World
Film director Joel Souza says he is gutted by the loss of my friend and colleague Halyna Hutchins, in his first statement since a gun accident on the set of...
Entertainment
Special effects supervisor Steve Wolf joins The Story to demonstrate the process of checking the type of gun used on set for live ammo. During , Santa Fe sheriff Adan...