The incident happened on Baldwin’s latest film set, Rust. The movie is being filmed in New Mexico, US, and Baldwin is playing the lead in the 19th-century western.
According to the Santa Fe sheriff, Juan Rios, Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza “were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin”.
Hutchins (42), who was the director of photography for the film, was transported to hospital by helicopter but died of her wounds. And Souza, the director of the film, was taken by ambulance and is currently receiving treatment.
The actor was questioned by police
“Mr Baldwin was interviewed by detectives,” Santa Fe sheriff spokesman Juan Rios told AFP.
“He provided statements and answered their questions. He came involuntarily and he left the building after he finished his interviews. No charges have been filed and no arrests have been made.”
“We’re treating this as we would any other investigation,” Ríos said, adding deputies were still trying to determine whether what happened was an accident.
A distraught Baldwin was seen in the parking lot
The Santa Fe New Mexican released pictures of a distraught-looking Baldwin. The pictures were taken in the parking lot of the set after the tragic incident took place.
Allegedly, the reporter had seen Baldwin in tears after he had been questioned by investigators.
In a statement, Rust Movie Productions said, “Production has been halted for the time being” on Rust and that “the safety of our cast and crew remains our top priority.”