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Alec Baldwin fatally shoots woman with prop gun on movie set: What you need to know

US actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that killed a cinematographer and wounded the director on a film set in New Mexico, US law enforcement said Friday.

The incident took place on the set of "Rust" where Baldwin is playing the lead in the 19th century western about an accidental killing.

Halyna Hutchins, 42, was shot while working on the set as director of photography. She was flown to hospital by helicopter but died of her injuries.

The man, 48-year-old director Joel Souza, was taken from the scene at Bonanza Creek Ranch by ambulance.

Police said they were investigating and that no charges had been filed.

Mr Baldwin was interviewed by detectives,"Santa Fe Sheriff spokesman Juan Rios told AFP.

The paper said its reporter had seen the actor in tears after he had been questioned by investigators.

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