The actor

Alec Baldwin

fired a weapon that supposedly was a blank that left

a dead woman and an injured woman on

Thursday

while filming a scene from the movie "Rust" in the state of New Mexico, authorities reported.

"The [Santa Fe County] sheriff's office confirms that the two individuals who were shot on the set of" Rust "were

Halyna Hutchins, 42, director of photography, and Joel Souza, 48, director of the film.

They were fired when a blank gun was fired by Alec Baldwin, producer and actor, "the office said in a statement.

"According to the investigators, it appears that the scene that was filmed contemplated the use of a pistol that supposedly was a blank when it was fired. Detectives are investigating how and

what type of projectile was fired,"

the text added.

The 42-year-old woman was

taken by helicopter to a hospital where she died,

and the director, who is the same age, was taken by ambulance to another medical center where he is receiving emergency care.

According to the

Deadline

publication

, a "main member of the cast - later it would be known that he was Alec Baldwin -

manipulated a weapon during a rehearsal

without knowing that it was loaded, injuring two people, a man and a woman. The man was wounded in the shoulder, and the woman was airlifted to the hospital for stomach surgery. "

"Rust" is a western film starring Baldwin and directed by

Joel Souza.

In the production, 63-year-old Baldwin plays Harland Rust, an outlaw whose grandson is charged with murder, and with whom he flees when he is sentenced to hang for the crime.

The accident occurred while a scene was being filmed at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, a famous movie location in the United States, where "Cowboys & Aliens" and "Longmire" have also been recorded.

The patrols headed to the crash site in the early afternoon, after receiving an emergency call.

"Production has been on hold for now.

The safety of our cast and crew is our highest priority," the film's co-producer Baldwin's team was quoted as saying by KOB television.

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