According to the sheriff’s office of Santa Fe County, N.M. shot by Alec Baldwin
actor shot by Alec Baldwin a fake handgun on a movie set in Sante Fe, killing the film’s director of photography and wounded the director.
Halyna Hutchins, 42, was evacuated to the University of New Mexico hospital on Thursday afternoon, where she was declared dead. As of Thursday evening, director Joel Souza, 48, was being treated at Christus St. Vincent Medical Center.
Deputies were called to the Rust movie set at the Bonanza Creek Ranch at 2 p.m. after 911 callers reported a person being shot on set, according to Juan Rios, a sheriff’s spokeswoman.
“According to detectives,” sheriff’s spokesperson Rios told the Albuquerque Journal, “the sequence being recorded seems to have included the use of a prop handgun when it was fired.” “Detectives are looking into how and what sort of projectile was used.”
The investigation is continuing, and no charges have been filed in this instance, according to the sheriff’s office. Detectives are still interviewing witnesses.
The Western film, which Souza is directing and Baldwin is producing and starring in, has been stalled so far.
Only an accident on set involving the misfire of a fake pistol with blanks, according to a Baldwin representative.
According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, Baldwin was seen crying outside the sheriff’s office on Thursday, but efforts to reach him for comment were fruitless.
Unions want the probe to continue. shot by Alec Baldwin
SAG-AFTRA The union was “devastated” by the sad tragedy, according to President Fran Drescher and National Executive Director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland in a statement.
“This is still an ongoing inquiry,” they stated in a statement, “and we do not yet have all of the facts.” “We will continue to work with producers, other unions, and authorities to examine this situation and figure out how to avoid anything like this from occurring again,” she said.
Hutchins was a member of the Cinematographers Guild, which expressed their sorrow at her death.
“The specifics remain unknown at this time,” the Guild’s National President, John Lindley, and National Executive Director, Rebecca Rhine, said in a statement shared with Deadline. “We are striving to learn more, and we support a complete inquiry into this unfortunate occurrence.”
Hutchins, who was born in Ukraine, earned his bachelor’s degree in 2015 from the AFI conservatory. According to her website, she was named one of American Cinematographer’s 2019 Rising Stars.
Hutchins released a video of herself riding a horse during the production of Rust on Instagram, as well as a group shot of the team on site, which featured Baldwin.
Her most recent projects are Archenemy, a superhero action film starring Joe Manganiello, and Blindfire.
According to a press statement from the New Mexico Film Office,
filming for Rust will continue through early November.
According to the Internet Movie Database website, the film is about a 13-year-old boy who is left to care for himself and his younger brother when his parents die in 1880s Kansas. After being condemned to death for the unintentional killing of a local rancher, the kid goes on the run with his long-estranged grandpa (played by Baldwin).
The use of a prop firearm to murder or hurt someone on a movie or television production is uncommon.
Brandon Lee, the 28-year-old son of martial-arts legend Bruce Lee, died in 1993 after being struck by a.44-caliber bullet during shooting a death scene for the film The Crow. An autopsy revealed a bullet lodged near his spine, despite the fact that the pistol was supposed to have shot a blank.