An acting scene in an American movie being filmed turned into a sad and shocking tragedy.And the US police announced that actor Alec Baldwin fired a shotgun during the filming of the Western movie near the city of “Santa Fe”, killing the film’s director of filming and wounding the director.
Police confirmed in a statement that director of photography Haliana Hutchins, 42, and director Joel Sousa, 48, “were shot when Alec Baldwin fired a blunt weapon” on the set of the movie “Rust” near Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico.
She explained that Hutchins was evacuated on a helicopter to a nearby hospital, but “she soon died of her injuries,” while Souza was taken by ambulance to the hospital and is currently in the intensive care unit. The statement indicated that the tragedy occurred while filming a scene on the set of the Western movie “Rust”. No judicial charges have yet been filed in this incident, which is still being investigated, with witness statements being heard, according to the statement.
The Hollywood Reporter quoted a police spokesman as saying the director was in hospital in a “critical condition”, while quoting a spokesman for the production company as saying that the “accident” was caused by a shooting weapon that was supposed to be loaded with pellets. The tragedy occurred at Bonanza Creek Ranch, a filming location near Santa Fe popular with Hollywood filmmakers.
Filming locations usually have strict rules about the use of claw weapons, but there have been accidents.
The most famous of these incidents occurred during the filming of “The Crew” when Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, was killed by a pistol that was supposed to be loaded with chelated bullets.