A cinematographer was killed and a director injured after actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm on the set of a movie being produced in Santa Fe, New Mexico, authorities said.
The incident happened just before 2 p.m. Pacific Time Thursday, Oct. 21, at a rank in the area, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said.
The cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, age 42, and director, Joel Souza, age 48, were working with the 63-year-old Baldwin on the set of “Rust," a Western.
Baldwin was seen outside the sheriff’s office headquarters "distraught and in tears while on the phone," according to a report by the Santa Fe New Mexican.
A spokesman for Baldwin said the incident was an accident. The circumstances of the shooting are under investigation.
Production of the movie has been suspended.
A native New Yorker, Baldwin was born on Long Island in Amityville, raised in Massapequa, and now resides in the Hamptons, in Amagansett.
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