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Hollywood Actor Open Fire on Movie Set

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Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer and wounded a director when he discharged a prop gun on a movie set in New Mexico.

Baldwin shot Halyna Hutchins, the photography director of “Rust,” and Joel Souza, the film’s director, at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, a production location south of Santa Fe, according to the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department.

Hutchins was transported by helicopter to the University of New Mexico Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Police said they were investigating.

A spokesman for Mr Baldwin said the incident involved the misfiring of a prop gun with blanks.

In a statement to AFP news agency, a Santa Fe sheriff spokesman said Mr Baldwin had spoken to detectives.

“He came in voluntarily and he left the building after he finished his interviews,” the spokesman further said.

In a statement, the International Cinematographer’s Guild said Ms Hutchins’ death was “devastating news” and “a terrible loss”.

“The details are unclear at this moment, but we are working to learn more. We support a full investigation into this tragic event,” said guild president John Lindley and executive director Rebecca Rhine.

Incidents such as Thursday’s fatal shooting on the Rust film set are extremely rare, but not unheard of.

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