Actor Alec Baldwin has fired a gun on the set of Rust and has injured the director and killed the cinematographer.
In the middle of filming his new movie, the actor Alec Baldwin shot a weapon of ‘fogeo’ leaving the director, Joel Souza, seriously injured and the cinematographer of the film, Halyna Hutchins, dead. Santa Fe County police officers arrived at the Bonanza Creek Ranch filming set after receiving a 911 call saying a person had been shot.
Halyna Hutchins she was rushed to the University of New Mexico Hospital by helicopter where she was pronounced dead. While the director of the film, Souza, 48, was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, where he was in critical condition at the time of the report.
“We received the devastating news tonight that one of our members, Halyna Hutchins, director of photography for a production called Rust in New Mexico, died of injuries sustained on set.”. Said John Lindley, national president of the labor union. “The details involving Alec Baldwin are unclear at this time. But we are working to obtain more information and we support a full investigation into this tragic event. It is a terrible loss and we mourn the passing of a member of our Guild family. “
The police are already investigating the events.
For now there are no charges against Alec Baldwin. A spokesperson for the production stated that there had been an “accident” on set involving the «Failure to fire a support pistol with spotlights». The statement continued: “Production has stopped for the moment. The safety of our cast and crew remains our top priority. “
According to Juan Ríos, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office, there is an active investigation into the incident and no charges have been filed so far. “According to investigators, it appears that the scene being filmed involved the use of a backup firearm when it was fired. Detectives are investigating how and what type of shell was discharged.
Rust it also stars Frances Fisher, Jensen Ackles and Travis Fimmel. The actor Alec Baldwin plays Harland Rust, an outlaw who is on the run to get his grandson out of prison after being convicted of accidental murder.