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World Alec Baldwin fires prop gun killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on set of latest film

07:40  22 october  2021
07:40  22 october  2021 Source:   abc.net.au

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  Elijah Wood, Patricia Arquette and More Pay Tribute to Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins After On-Set Death Hutchins died on the set of the film 'Rust' after a prop gun was discharged.The Sante Fe, New Mexico Sheriff’s Department confirmed to ET Thursday evening that Baldwin fired the prop gun which led to the fatal accident.

Movie star Actor Alec Baldwin has fired a prop gun on a movie set in New Mexico, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza, authorities said.

The incident occurred on the set of the independent feature film, Rust, the Santa Fe County Sheriff's office said in a statement.

"The sheriff's office confirms that two individuals were shot on the set of Rust," police said in the statement.

"Halyna Hutchins, 42, director of photography, and Joel Souza, 48, director, were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin, 68, producer, and actor."

A Variety report said the shooting occurred at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, a production location south of Santa Fe in New Mexico.

No charges have yet been filed in regard to the incident, police said, adding they were investigating the circumstances around the shooting.

Hutchins died after being airlifted to hospital and Souza is being treated at a medical centre for injuries sustained in the incident.

Production has been halted on the Western movie.

Investigations are continuing.

More to come.

Reuters

‘Rust’ armorer breaks silence on Alec Baldwin shooting incident, blames producers for unsafe conditions .
Hannah Gutierrez Reed spoke out to deny certain rumors about the on-set shooting involving Alec Baldwin that left cinematographer Halyna Hutchins dead. Gutierrez Reed, the armorer on the set of "Rust" who was responsible for the safety and handling of firearms on the set, is currently a main focus of the investigation into the death of Hutchins, according to Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza. She was one of the very few people who handled the gun prior to Baldwin discharging it on set last Thursday.

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