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Alec Baldwin speaks on the phone Oct. 21, 2021, outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office after being questioned about the fatal shooting on the set of Rust. © Copyright Santa Fe New Mexican. Inquiries about image usage should be directed to hlopez@sfnewmexican.com.

Actor Alec Baldwin discharged a “prop firearm” Thursday on a movie set south of Santa Fe, killing the director of photography for the film he was working on and wounding its director, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Director Joel Souza was injured in the shooting and hospitalized.

Baldwin, 63, could be seen outside the the sheriff’s office headquarters distraught and in tears while on the phone. No charges have been filed, according to a news release sent by the sheriff’s office late Thursday evening.

The director of photography for the feature film Rust, Halyna Hutchins, 42, died at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, and director Joel Souza, 48, was taken to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, where he was receiving emergency care, the sheriff’s office said.

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The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene of a fatal accidental shooting at a Bonanza Creek Ranch movie set Thursday.

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The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting Thursday at a Bonanza Creek Ranch movie set. The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office says actor Alec Baldwin's prop firearm killed a woman and injured the director.

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A distraught Alec Baldwin lingers in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office in October 2021 after he was questioned about a shooting on the set of the film Rust. © Copyright 2021 Santa Fe New Mexican. 

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