This week, the actor was front and center of an accident on set, that has all of Hollywood mourning, and scratching their heads. It happened on the set of the upcoming film Rush in the deserts of New Mexico. Baldwin was shooting a scene using a prop gun, and when he fired it, real projectiles flew out hitting two people on the crew. One was director of photography Halyna Hutchins, and the other was director Joel Souza.
Paramedics arrived on the scene immediately to tend to the wounded. Hutchins was transported to a nearby hospital via helicopter, but unfortunately she did not survive and was declared dead upon arrival. Souza's condition remains stable.
Alec Baldwin Accidentally Kills Crew Member
An official police statement read: "According to investigators it appears that the scene being filmed involved the use of a prop firearm when it was discharged," "Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged." The Sheriff's Office said the investigation "remains open and active" and no formal charges have been filed just yet.
This is certainly not a Hollywood first, because back in 1993, Brandon Lee suffered a similar fate at the hands of a prop gun that was supposed to be loaded with blanks. There has been no official statement from Baldwin or his family, and as is to be expected, production on the film has been halted until the investigation concludes. How exactly this will impact the actor remains to be seen...