Alec Baldwin fatally shoots woman with a prop gun

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According to BBC, a woman has died and a man has been injured after actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a New Mexico film set for the 19th Century western Rust.

Actor and producer Alec Baldwin fired the prop gun on a New Mexico movie set that killed the director of photography and injured the director, an accident that is renewing questions about safety hazards on film sets.

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Halyna Hutchins, 42, was shot while working on the set as director of photography. She was flown to hospital by helicopter but died of her injuries.

Writer/director Joel Souza attends the New York special screening of Crown Vic at Village East Cinemas in New York, NY on November 6, 2019. (Photo by Stephen Smith/SIPA USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

While the man, 48-year-old director Joel Souza, was taken from the scene at Bonanza Creek Ranch by ambulance. Police said they were investigating and that no charges had been filed.

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In a statement to the AFP news agency, a Santa Fe sheriff spokesman said Mr. Baldwin had spoken to detectives.  “He came involuntarily and he left the building after he finished his interviews,” the spokesman said.

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