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JUST IN: Alec Baldwin Accidentally Shoots and Kills Crew Member on Movie Set

Alec Baldwin on Thursday accidentally shot and killed a crew member on a movie set while filming the western “Rust” in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

According to Deadline, Baldwin discharged a prop gun that killed one member and injured another.

The fatal shooting is currently under criminal investigation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Shades of Brandon Lee and "The Crow!"

When I worked on LOST, there was a strict policy against functioning guns on the set. They used "unguns" which were fabricated to look authentic, but could not be loaded with a real bullet or even a normal blank round. Instead, there was an electrically fired pyrotechnic charge to create the flash and smoke of a real firing. I was unable to locate the company that makes them on the web and maybe they went out of business, but again, the tragic experience during the filming of "The Crow" should have been a reminder that any gun, even a prop gun, can be a danger if mishandled.

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