Film producer accidentally fires gun on set, kills cinematographer, injures director

There is an ongoing investigation into a tragedy that occurred during the filming of an upcoming movie ‘Rust’.

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The film producer, Alec Baldwin is said to have mistakenly fired a gun while on set, thereby killing a cinematographer and wounding a director.

Vanguard learnt that the incident happened while they were acting a scene of the upcoming film in New Mexico on Thursday.

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.

Hutchins according to reports, was immediately conveyed by helicopter to the University of New Mexico Hospital, where she was confirmed dead.

Souza on the other hand was taken by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical centre to undergo treatment for his injuries.

The severity of his injuries could not immediately be determined.

Baldwin was said to be visibly frightened by the incident.

However, till the time of giving this report, no charges have been filed, nor any arrests made on the incident.

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