Photo shows a distraught Alec Baldwin outside the sheriff's office after the prop-firearm shooting that left 'Rust' cinematographer dead

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Photo shows a distraught Alec Baldwin outside the sheriff's office after the prop-firearm shooting that left 'Rust' cinematographer dead
The actor Alec Baldwin. Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images for National Geographic
  • Baldwin fired a prop firearm on the set of "Rust" on Thursday, Santa Fe County authorities said.
  • The cinematographer was killed and the director was injured.

The actor Alec Baldwin was photographed looking distraught outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office headquarters after he discharged a prop firearm on the set of "Rust" on Thursday, killing the movie's cinematographer and injuring the director.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that Baldwin was seen in tears on the phone.

A photo taken by the newspaper's photographer, Jim Weber, showed a visibly upset Baldwin on the phone.

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Another photo published by the paper showed Baldwin hunched over on the side of the road.

In a statement late Thursday, the sheriff's office said that the film's director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, died after being taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital in critical condition.

The film's director, Joel Souza, was taken to be treated at the Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. A cast member tweeted early Friday that Souza had since left the hospital.

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In a statement, the movie's production company Rust Movie Productions told The New York Times: "The entire cast and crew has been absolutely devastated by today's tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Halyna's family and loved ones. We have halted production on the film for an undetermined period of time and are fully cooperating with the Santa Fe Police Department's investigation. We will be providing counseling services to everyone connected to the film as we work to process this awful event."

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