'Rust' director Joel Souza is out of the hospital after Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm on set, cast member says

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'Rust' director Joel Souza is out of the hospital after Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm on set, cast member says
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  • One person died and another was injured after Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun on set, authorities said.
  • "Rust" director Joel Souza, was taken to the hospital but has since been released, a cast member said.

The director Joel Souza has left hospital after the actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm on the set of the movie "Rust," a cast member has said. Deadline previously reported that Souza was hit in the shoulder.

The film's director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, was also hit and killed after Baldwin fired a prop gun on the movie's set in New Mexico on Thursday, Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office said.

Hutchins died after being transported to the University of New Mexico Hospital in critical condition, while Souza was taken to the Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, authorities said.

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Early on Friday the "Rust" cast member Frances Fisher tweeted that Souza had told her that he had left the hospital.

"Director Joel Souza told me he's out of hospital," she wrote.

"Rust" is the sixth film that Souza has directed in his career and he also wrote the script. The movie follows a 13-year-old boy (Brady Noon) who goes on the run with his estranged grandfather (Baldwin). A week ago, Deadline reported that "Supernatural" star Jensen Ackles was joining the ensemble cast that includes Fisher, Baldwin, and "Vikings" star Travis Fimmel.

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Hutchins is best known for her work on "Archenemy," which starred Joe Manganiello.

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