Lost actress Maggie Grace's character SHANNON RUTHERFORD is reportedly set to become the first fatality in the second series of the hit US TV drama.

Rutherford will be brutally gunned down during an all-girl fight in an episode due to air in America on Wednesday night (09NOV05).

A source says, "It is one of the most shocking and dramatic moments in years."

Grace previously expressed fears her character would be axed, saying, "You only get 24 hours notice if you're being written out. It's brutal."