Actor Alec Baldwin, who has spent the last four years viciously mocking Donald Trump and his supporters on Saturday Night Live and social media, has killed someone and injured another person with a prop gun on the set of his latest movie.
It’s unclear how Baldwin managed to shoot two people, and how he fatally injured one of them with a prop gun.
Production of the film has been put on hold for now.
NBC News reports:
Alec Baldwin shoots prop gun, killing 1, injuring another on set of ‘Rust,’ New Mexico officials say
Producer and actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that killed a woman and injured a man on the set of the movie “Rust” in New Mexico on Thursday, Santa Fe County sheriff’s office said.
The film’s director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, 42, was killed, and director Joel Souza, 48, was injured when Baldwin, 63, discharged a prop firearm, the sheriff’s office said in a statement Thursday evening.
Souza was taken to the hospital by ambulance and was receiving emergency care, officials said.
“There was an accident today on the New Mexico set of Rust involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks,” a spokesperson for Baldwin said in a statement. “Production has been halted for the time being. The safety of our cast and crew remains our top priority.”
A representative for Baldwin declined to comment further.
Hutchins’ representative declined to comment. She was flown by helicopter to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead, the sheriff’s office said.
Some people on Twitter are noting that Baldwin would likely treat this situation very differently if it happened to someone he doesn’t like:
No outrage from me tonight. If you choose to slam Alec Baldwin, it’s not like that is against the rules he made.
And if you don’t, that’s fine.
The new rules allow you either reaction. That’s how new rules work.🤷🏼♂️
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) October 22, 2021
the rest of his life, Alec Baldwin will have to hear "The difference between you and Donald Trump is that Donald Trump never killed anyone."
— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) October 22, 2021
You have to feel for the victims and their families.