Two people were injured, one critically, when a prop gun misfired at the New Mexico movie set of the Alec Baldwin film “Rust,” a report said.
The filming location at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Sante Fe was initially sent into lockdown and production was halted following what was characterized by a production spokesperson as an “accident.”
“There was an accident today on the New Mexico set of Rust involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks,” the spokesperson told Deadline.
“Two crew members have been taken to the hospital and are receiving care,” the statement continued.
One of the patients was taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital in critical condition, a hospital staffer told ABC, KOAT reported.
Sources told TMZ that either shrapel or a bullet struck two production workers on site — the director and the director of photography.
Alec Baldwin was at the set on 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, while on the run from the law himself, helps bust his 13-year-old grandson out of prison in Kansas after the teen is convicted of murder, according to Deadline.
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