The incident happened on a set in New Mexico, where Baldwin is playing the lead in a 19th-century western.

“Two individuals were shot during the filming of a scene on the set of the movie western ‘Rust’,” the sheriff in Santa Fe said in a statement. “One shooting victim, a 42-year-old female… has succumbed to her injuries.”

The sheriff’s office said the incident involved a gun that was being used as a prop. “According to investigators, it appears that the scene being filmed involved the use of a prop firearm when it was discharged.
“Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged.”  The dead woman, who was 42 years old, had been airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital.

The second person, a 42-year-old man, was taken by ambulance to a different hospital where he was said to be receiving emergency care.