Alec Baldwin became the main figure in the accidental murder directly on the set. In an incident that took place in New Mexico, Ukrainian cameraman Galina Hutchins was killed, and director Joel Souza was injured.
The group was working on the film "Rust," in which Baldwin played the main role.
The weapon used as a requisite must have been loaded with fake bullets. However, as a result of the shooting, it turned out that the bullets were real. The bullet and debris hit two people nearby, a film director and a cameraman.
Galina was taken to hospital by helicopter, but doctors were unable to save her.
Souza is alive, though his condition is serious.
It was later confirmed at the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office that the gun was fired by Baldwin. He has not been charged yet. Police are currently questioning eyewitnesses. The actor himself is actively cooperating with the investigation.
The main question now is - what became the cause of the tragedy.
Sources said Baldwin would have no information about the type of cartridges. Basically, the first assistant director or props specialist is responsible. This is not the first case like this one. In 1983, Jon-Erik Hexum, the actor in the TV series "Cover up," was killed during the same incident, and in 1993, Bruce Lee's son Brandon Lee was killed while filming "The Crow."
An official statement about the incident was released by the company Rust Movies Production LLC, which is engaged in the production of "Rust."
"The whole film crew is completely shocked by today's tragedy. We extend our condolences to Galina's family and loved ones. Everyone involved in filmmaking will be able to get specialist help as we try to overcome this horrific event," mentions the statement.
This morning, the media reported that actor Alec Baldwin fired a requisite firearm, as a result of which the cameraman died.
The deceased is a 42-year-old Ukrainian cameraman.
The police interrogated Baldwin and released him immediately. It is yet unknown if he will be charged.