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A distraught Alec Baldwin speaks on the phone in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County sheriff’s offices after being questioned Thursday about a shooting on a local movie set. (Jim Weber/The New Mexican)

A female crew member has died and another injured following an accident involving a prop firearm on the New Mexico set of the film “Rust,” according to a law enforcement statement provided to CNN.

According to the Santa Fe County Sherrif’s Office, the prop firearm was discharged by actor and producer Alec Baldwin, 68.

The female victim was identified as director of photography Halyna Hutchins, 42, according to investigators. She was transported to the hospital via helicopter and pronounced dead by medical personnel at University of New Mexico Hospital.

The other victim, 48-year-old director Joel Souza, was transported to Christus St. Vincent’s Hospital by ambulance for care. Details on his condition were not released.

“According to investigators it appears that the scene being filmed involved the use of a prop firearm when it was discharged,” a statement from authorities said.

“Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged.”

Police said the incident happened Thursday at approximately 1:50 p.m. local time.

“Rust,” from director Joel Souza, is a western film set in the 1880s that stars Baldwin, Travis Fimmel and Jensen Ackles.

The sheriff’s office said the investigation “remains open and active” and no charges have been filed.

A prop master explains how a prop gun be dangerous

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