Alec Baldwin 'accidentally' killed the cinematographer of his upcoming film with a Prop-Gun

Three times Golden Globe Awards winning Hollywood actor, Alec Baldwin was involved in an accident at the set of his upcoming film which ended up killing the film’s cinematographer and injuring the director. No charges have been filed neither any arrests have been made. An investigation is underway.



The 63-year-old actor was handed what was described as a safe "cold gun" on the set of his movie "Rust", but the prop gun contained live rounds when it was fired, according to details of the police investigation into the fatal shooting released on Friday.

The shot hit cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in the chest, and director Joel Souza who was behind her, in the shoulder, according to a county sheriff's affidavit filed in Santa Fe magistrates court.

Hutchins succumbed to her wounds and Souza was injured but has since been released from a local hospital.

"There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother, and deeply admired colleague of ours," Baldwin tweeted on Friday. "I'm fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna."


However, it is not the first time when a prop gun has led to a death in Hollywood.


In 1984, actor John-Eric Hexum was playing around with a gun on the set of "Cover Up: Golden Opportunity" and died after putting the gun to his head and pulling the trigger.


In 1993, Brandon Lee, son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died at the age of 28 after being fatally wounded by a prop gun in an on-set accident while filming "The Crow."


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