It has been reported by numerous news sources that acclaimed Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin, 63, fatally shot a female and wounded a male in New Mexico on Thursday while filming his new movie Rust. The deceased female victim was identified as the film’s cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42. The injured male victim was identified as the film’s director, Joel Souza, 48. Souza was treated and later released from the hospital.

Rust is a western about a 13-year-old boy left to fend for himself and goes on the run with his long-estranged grandfather after he’s sentenced to hang for the accidental killing of a local rancher, according to IMDb.


Shooting Blamed on Misfire of Prop Gun

It remains unclear as to how the tragic events unfolded on set, but it has been reported by some outlets that the weapon Baldwin was using misfired. Yet another news organization stated that Baldwin shot a real projectile out of a prop gun. Those narratives differ greatly.