Alec Baldwin has been named as the person who fired a ‘prop’ pistol at a rust cluster killing a woman and injuring a man
Alec Baldwin Named by Santa Fe authorities as the person who mistakenly fired a supporting firearm that killed one person and injured another in a movie set on Thursday.
Director of Photography Helena Hutchins was announced dead shortly after she was taken to a hospital in Albuquerque on Thursday after being shot in the stomach.
Another man, the film’s director, Joel Sousa, was said to have been injured after injuring his shoulder.
The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department said in a statement, “Santa Fe County sheriffs were dispatched to the Bonanza Creek Ranch West Film set, October 21, 2021, when a 911 caller reported the shooting on the set.
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“Sheriff’s Office confirms two people were shot on set of Rust. Halyna Hutchins, 42, director of photography, and Joel Sousa, 48, director, were shot when Alec Baldwin, producer and actor, fired a firearm.”
The statement continued: “Ms. Hutchins was flown by helicopter to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical staff.
“Mr Souza was taken by ambulance to Christos Saint Vincent Regional Medical Center where he is undergoing treatment for his injuries.
“This investigation is still open and active. No charges have been brought in connection with this incident. Investigators continue to question witnesses.”
As news of the accident spread, the director of the Photographic Guild expressed his shock and regret over the accident.
“We received the devastating news this evening, that one of our members, Halina Hutchins, director of photography for a production called Rust in New Mexico, has died of injuries sustained on set,” said National Cinematographers Guild President John Lindley and National Executive Director, Rebecca Ryan in a statement.
“Details are unclear at this time, but we are working to find out more, and we support a full investigation into this tragic event,” union executives added.
“This is a huge loss, and we mourn the passing of a member of our guild’s family.”
Helena was named a “rising star” by the American cinematographer in 2019.
Dost is a film written and directed by Joel, while Alec is the co-producer as well as the lead star. Travis FimmelBrady Nunn, Frances Fisher and Jensen Ackles also starred.
It follows the character of Alec, the notorious outlaw Rust whose 13-year-old grandson is convicted of accidental murder.
Rast tries to get his grandson out of prison while the American Field Marshal takes on the role of the bounty hunter on the husband’s tail.
An outlaw and his estranged grandson form an unexpected bond as they run away together.
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