"Rust" is a 19th-century western in which Baldwin is starring. The incident occurred on the set of "Rust" in the southwestern United States state of Arizona.
Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza "were shot when a prop pistol was discharged by Alec Baldwin," according to a statement from the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office.
Hutchins, 42, was flown to a hospital by helicopter but died as a result of her injuries, whereas Souza, 48, was brought by ambulance and is still getting medical treatment.
There have been no charges filed in connection with the event, which is still under investigation with witness interviews still ongoing.
According to a spokeswoman for the production, the "accident" was the misfiring of a fake gun loaded with blanks, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
According to the publication, a representative for the sheriff's office stated that the director was in "serious condition."
The event occurred at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, a prominent filming location near Santa Fe that is frequently used by Hollywood producers and directors.
Accidents have occurred on movie sets, despite the fact that the use of pretend weaponry is strictly regulated on set.
Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died during the filming of "The Crow" after being shot by a gun that was supposed to fire blanks. This was the most well-known incident.
Baldwin co-produces the film and stars as Harland Rust, an outlaw whose grandson is convicted of murder and who goes on the run with him after the boy is sentenced to death for the crime. Baldwin co-produces the film and stars as Harland Rust.
The 63-year-old shared an Instagram shot earlier Thursday showing him appearing to be on set, dressed in a period costume with fake blood splattered across his chest.
"It's back to the real world at the office. It's stressful, to say the least "He wrote the description for the photo, which had been posted on the internet some hours before the incident.
The actor has been appearing on television and in movies since the 1980s.
Although Baldwin has been on the big screen in a number of high-profile films, including "The Hunt for Red October" and two editions of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise, he is perhaps best known for his voice work on animated characters in films such as "The Boss Baby."
In addition to his long-running depiction of Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live," Baldwin also received an Emmy nomination for his performance as the former president on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
Along with Jensen Ackles ("Supernaturals") and Travis Fimmel, who is most known for his role as Ragnar Lothbrok in "Vikings," "Rust" also stars Jensen Ackles and Travis Fimmel in the film.
A number of television and film productions have been filmed at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, including the hit shows "Hostiles," "Cowboys & Aliens," "3:10 to Yuma," "Appaloosa," and "Longmire," among others.
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