Alec Baldwin, a Hollywood actor, has shot dead a cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, while on the set of an upcoming movie, titled Rust.
Baldwin’s prop gun reportedly discharged accidentally, killing the woman and injuring another.
The deceased, Hutchins, 42, was the movie’s director of photography. The filming was taking place at the Bonanza Creek Ranch before the incident.
According to DailyMail, it was not immediately clear whether the prop gun was loaded with real bullets, or if the gunpowder used in theatrical blank cartridges might have launched debris of some kind from the barrel.
No criminal charges have been filed, but police said that a criminal investigation into the incident is currently active to determine the circumstances of Hutchins’ death.