Authorities have confirmed Alec Baldwin fired the prop gun that killed "Rust" cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.
The western was shooting at the Bonanza Creek Ranch. According to investigators, it appears that a scene "involved the use of a prop firearm when it was discharged." Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged.
42-year-old Hutchins was airlifted to UNM Hospital where she later died. 48-year-old Souza was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he is receiving emergency care.
A spokesperson for Baldwin said there was an accident on the set "involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks."
The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Department released this statement