Alec Baldwin Allegedly Shot a Gun and Killed Director of Photography
While filming the western Rust, Alec Baldwin allegedly shot a gun and killed Halyna Hutchins, director of photography, and injured director Joel Souza with a normally blank loaded gun. At this stage, the track of the accident is privileged.
Alec Baldwin fired a propeller pistol on a film set in an accident that killed a cinematographer and injured a director, authorities in New Mexico have said.
A statement from the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office said Baldwin, who plays and produces the film Rust, fired the propeller pistol in an incident Thursday.
The statement said MPs were sent to the Bonanza Creek Ranch film set in west Rust when a 911 caller reported a shooting on set.
The sheriff’s office confirms that two individuals were shot dead on the set of Rust. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, and director Joel Souza, 48, were shot dead when a gun was discharged by Alec Baldwin, 68, producer and actor, ”he said.
“Ms. Hutchins was transported by helicopter to the University of New Mexico hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical staff. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center where he is being treated for his injuries.
“This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed regarding this incident.
Juan Rios, of the Sheriff’s Office, told the Guardian: “Mr. Baldwin came voluntarily to speak to investigators and after speaking with them he left.
Production ceased on the western Rust, which was directed by Souza with Baldwin producing and starring.
A spokesperson for Baldwin said there was an accident on set involving the misfiring of a propeller pistol with blanks.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that Baldwin was seen outside the sheriff’s office on Thursday in tears, but attempts to elicit comment from him were unsuccessful.
“According to investigators, it appears the scene filmed involved the use of a propeller firearm when it was unloaded,” Sheriff Juan Rios spokesman told the Albuquerque Journal. “The detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was fired. ”
MPs responded around 2 p.m. to the filming of the film at Bonanza Creek Ranch after 911 calls about a person shot on set, Rios said.
Filming for Rust was scheduled to continue in early November, according to a press release from the New Mexico Film Office.
The film is about a 13-year-old boy who is left to fend for himself and his younger brother after their parents died in the 1880s in Kansas, according to the Internet Movie Database. The teenager escapes with his longtime grandfather (played by Baldwin) after the boy was sentenced to hang for the accidental murder of a local rancher.
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ALEC BALDWIN. While filming the western Rust, Alec Baldwin allegedly shot a gun and killed Halyna Hutchins, director of photography, and injured director Joel Souza with a normally blank loaded gun. At this stage, the track of the accident is privileged.