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Alec Baldwin Spotted After Fatally Shooting Crew Member With Prop Firearm On 'Rust' Set

alec baldwin spotted fatally shooting crew member with prop firearm
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Oct. 22 2021, Published 5:18 a.m. ET

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Alec Baldwin has been spotted after fatally shooting a film crew member with a prop firearm.

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According to the Santa Fe County Sherriff's Office, the 63-year-old discharged a firearm on Thursday, October 21, on a movie set in Santa Fe. The director of photography was killed and the director was injured.

The actor was spotted looking distraught outside the sheriff's office headquarters. Baldwin was in tears while he spoke to someone on the phone, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

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According to a spokesperson for the sheriff's office, the 30 Rock alum willingly went to the sheriff's office and gave a statement.

Baldwin was filming his upcoming movie Rust. He is also one of the film's producers.

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Halyna Hutchins was killed in the incident. She was reportedly taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital via helicopter and passed away.

Director Joel Souza was reportedly taken to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center to receive emergency care.

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"Mr. Baldwin was questioned by investigators and released," a Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department official said, per Deadline. "No arrests or charges have been filed."

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The spokesperson said the investigation is still open and active. "No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives," the official said.

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Insiders told Deadline that Baldwin did not know what kind of ammunition was in the prop gun.

"Production has been halted for the time being" on Rust and "the safety of our cast and crew remains our top priority," Rust Movie Productions LLC said in a statement. "The entire cast and crew has been absolutely devastated by today’s tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Halyna’s family and loved ones."

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"We are devastated by this tragic news. Our hearts go out to the family of Director of Photography Halyna Hutchins who has passed away and to Director Joel Souza who is injured and hospitalized," Fran Drescher, president of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the union’s National Executive Director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland said in a statement.

"This is still an active investigation and we do not yet have all the facts," the statement continued. "We will continue to work with production, the other unions, and the authorities to investigate this incident and to understand how to prevent such a thing from happening again."

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"We have halted production on the film for an undetermined period of time and are fully cooperating with the Santa Fe Police Department’s investigation," Drescher added. "We will be providing counseling services to everyone connected to the film as we work to process this awful event."

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

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