According to investigators, Alec Baldwin fired a gun from which he killed a cinematographer working on set for an upcoming movie.

Tragic? It is. Do you think this is the first instance of something similar? It is not. 

There have been scores of actors and crew members injured or killed on past movie sets like Brandon Lee, son of Bruce Lee, who was shot to death on the set of “The Crow.”

In Baldwin’s case, cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, was pronounced dead on Thursday after a prop firearm discharged on the set of “Rust” in New Mexico, according to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.

The film’s director, 42-year-old Joel Souza, was also injured in the incident and taken to the hospital where he is receiving treatment.

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Below is a listing of deaths and injuries that occurred on sets for movies:

Halle Berry

Robert Downey Jr. broke Halle Berry’s right arm while filming the thriller, “Gothika.” He did this in an accident scene that Downey turned her arm. 

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford was crushed by a hydraulic door in the leg during “Star Wars Episode VII”, 2014. Ford required surgery and had to be reset the set schedule.   

Joi Harris

Stuntwoman Joi Harris was killed while filming a scene on a motorcycle in 2017 at Deadpool 2. Harris lost control of the motorcycle, hit a median in the road and was thrown through a window in Shaw Tower in Canada. 

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant, was killed on the first day of set on“Midnight Rider” was released in 2014. Jones was killed when a freighttrain crashed into his crew in Savannah Ga. 

John Jordan

John Jordan, a second-unit director on the film “Catch 22,” was killed on set in a helicopter accident in 1969. Jordan fell from the helicopter, 4,000ft into the ocean by refusing to wear his harness. 

Brandon Lee

While filming "The Crow," Brandon Lee was shot and killed by a dummy bullet with a lead tip. The bizarre death has prompted various conspiracy theories along with rumors of a family curse.

Lee was the son of Bruce Lee’s martial arts actor. He was shot accidentally with a prop gun on set of “The Crow.” The gun was supposed to fire a blank, but an autopsy report showed he had a bullet lodged next to his spine. 

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Vic Morrow 

In 1982, Vic Morrow and two children actors, Renee Shinn Chen and Myca Dinh Le, were killed in a helicopter crash on the set of the “Twilight Zone.”

David Ritchie

In 2007, set dresser David Ritchie was killed on the set of the Samuel L. Jackson starrer “Jumper.” Ritchie died after frozen sand,earth and ice rained down on crew members on set. 

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