Latest Details on Tragedy on the Set of 'Rust'

Alec Baldwin fired the prop gun that killed one person and left another seriously injured, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office has revealed.

  • The accidental shooting occurred Thursday while Baldwin was filming the upcoming movie “Rust” in Santa Fe, New Mexico, authorities say. Although the gun fired by the 68-year-old actor was reportedly a prop filled with blanks, director Joe Souza, 48, and director of photography Halyna Hutchins, were seriously injured. Hutchins, 42, died a short time later, while Souza was listed in critical condition as of early Thursday evening, according to the sheriff’s office.
Investigators say they're working to determine "how and what type of projectile was discharged" from the gun.

According to a warrant obtained by the Associated Press

an assistant director handed the gun with a live round to Alec Baldwin before the fatal shooting, telling Baldwin it was safe to use. The warrant says the Asst. director did not know the gun was loaded.

No mention of who loaded the gun.

Warrant also says Halyna Hutchins was shot in the chest and Joel Souza was wounded as he was standing behind her.

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