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Alec Baldwin Kills Cinematographer, Injures Director On Set With Prop Gun

Hollywood star actor Alec Baldwin has misfired a prop gun on set that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on Thursday 21 October 2021. The movie director Joel Souza was also injured.

Alec Baldwin Fired the Prop Gun That Killed 'Rust' Cinematographer, Police Say
Alec Baldwin

The accident happened at the Bonanza Creek Ranch set in New Mexico.

Alec Baldwin 'Rust' shooting victims: Who are Halnya Hutchins and Joel Souza? | Fox News
L-R: Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and movie director Joel Souza

“Authorities responded to the incident around 1:50 p.m. local time following 911 calls indicating “an individual had been shot on set,” the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department wrote in a press release.

Upon further investigation, the sheriff’s department learned that Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48, were “shot when a prop firearm was discharged” by Baldwin.

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Rust Movie Productions LLC says “We have halted production on the film for an undetermined period of time and are fully cooperating with the Santa Fe Police Department’s investigation. We will be providing counselling services to everyone connected to the film as we work to process this awful event.”

So far, no charges have been filed. The investigation into the incident is currently ongoing.

Halyna Hutchins was the director of photography for the 2020 action film “Archenemy”, directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer.

Incidents such as Thursday’s fatal shooting on the “Rust” film set are extremely rare, but not unheard of.

Real firearms are often used in filming and are loaded with blank cartridges. These blank cartridges are supposed to create a flash and a bang without discharging a projectile.

In 1993, Brandon Lee, the 28-year-old son of the late martial-arts star Bruce Lee died on set after being accidentally shot with a prop gun while filming a death scene for the film “The Crow”.

 

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