An actor kills a camerawoman – level 3

27-10-2021 07:00

On Thursday, American actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie in New Mexico, killing 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza.

Baldwin discharged the weapon during the filming for his latest Western movie, ´Rust´. The actor co-wrote the script with Souza, and he was going to star and make the 19th-century film.

Hutchins went to hospital by helicopter; however, she died from her injuries. Souza received emergency treatment for his injury, and he left the hospital.

Police are still investigating the incident, and they have filed no charges. Accidents like these are extremely rare, and it has been decades since this happened before.

Difficult words: prop (an object used on the set of a play or movie), cinematographer (a person who oversees or directs photography and camerawork in film making), discharge (to fire).

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