Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died after being shot while the actor was handling a gun believed to be blank loaded.
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One dead and one seriously injured on set. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and director Joel Souza “were shot and wounded when Alec Baldwin unloaded a gun used for filming” from the movie “Rust”, announced the services of the sheriff of the county of Santa Fe (New Mexico, United States), on the night of Thursday, October 21 to Friday, October 22. Halyna Hutchins, 42, was evacuated by helicopter to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead by medics.
The director of “Rust”, Joel Souza, 48, was admitted to intensive care. According to a spokesperson for the sheriff quoted by The Hollywood Reporter, it is in a “critical state”. According to the specialized media, citing a spokesperson for the production, it is a “accident” involving an accessory that needed to be blank loaded. Sheriff’s services confirmed that the incident appeared to be related to a weapon used as a prop on set and that “investigators are trying to find out what type of projectile was fired” and under what circumstances.
“Alec Baldwin was questioned by police”Santa Fe Sheriff spokesman Juan Rios told AFP. “He provided statements and answered some questions. He introduced himself voluntarily and left the building after the interrogations were finished. No prosecution was initiated and no arrests were made.”, he added.