A woman was killed and a man was injured when a prop gun misfired at the New Mexico movie set of the Alec Baldwin film “Rust,” authorities and a production spokesperson said.
The filming location at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Sante Fe was initially sent into lockdown and production was halted following 1:50 p.m. double shooting.
“There was an accident today on the New Mexico set of Rust involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks,” the production spokesperson told Deadline.
“Two crew members have been taken to the hospital and are receiving care,” the statement continued.
One of the crew members, a 42-year-old woman, was airlifted to University of New Mexico Hospital and later died from her injuries, according to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.
The other member, a 42-year-old man, was being treated at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, authorities said.
“Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
Sources told TMZ that either shrapnel or a bullet struck the two workers.
Alec Baldwin was at the movie set Thursday but was not injured, the outlet reported.
Earlier in the day, the 63-year-old actor posted a photo of himself dressed in western wear from the set.
“Back to in person at the office,” Baldwin captioned the post. “Blimey…it’s exhausting.”
“Rust” — a western feature that is also being produced by Baldwin — began filming this month.
Baldwin plays outlaw Harland Rust who helps his estranged 13-year-old grandson run from the law after the teen was sentenced to hanging for the accidental killing of a rancher in Kansas.