Alec Baldwin shoot: aerial shots of the shoot after gun misfire, killing director of photography
Alec Baldwin says his “heart is broken” after firing a propeller pistol that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza on the set of his new film, authorities said.
The film, Rouiller, was filming at Bonanza Creek Ranch outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and filming was temporarily suspended.
Santa Fe County deputies were called to the scene Thursday at 1:50 p.m.
Ms Hutchins was taken to the University of New Mexico hospital by helicopter where she was pronounced deceased.
Mr. Souza was taken to the Christus St Vincent Regional Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries. He was released on Friday morning.
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the couple were shot when a gun was discharged by Baldwin, 68, producer and actor of the film, who speaks of an accidental murder.
Senior Santa Fe prosecutor Mary Carmack-Altwies said Deadline she had opened an investigation into possible criminal charges arising from the fatal shooting.
“At the moment, we don’t know if charges will be laid,” she said.
Mr Baldwin released a statement on Friday claiming he was “heartbroken”.
“I fully cooperate with the police investigation to explain how this tragedy happened and I am in contact with her husband, offering my support to him and his family,” he wrote in a post on his Twitter and Instagram accounts.
“My heart is broken for her husband, their son and all who knew and loved Halyna. “
Incident remains “an active investigation”, says Santa Fe County Sheriff
Santa Fe County Sheriff Juan Rios revealed: “Sheriff’s office confirms two people were shot on the set of Rouiller. »
An investigation is underway to find out how and what projectile was fired from the propeller gun during the fatal incident.
“This incident remains an active investigation. As more information becomes available, updates will be provided, ”the sheriff’s department said.
MPs also revealed that they had taped a church on set, which was put on lockdown, and production was halted.
Peony HirwaniOctober 22, 2021 5:23 AM
International Cinematographers Guild mourns the death of Halyna Hutchins
Halyna Hutchins’ death has been confirmed by the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600.
“We received the terrible news this evening that one of our members, Halyna Hutchins, director of photography for a production called Rouiller in New Mexico died of injuries sustained on set, ”said John Lindley, the guild president, and Rebecca Rhine, the executive director, in a statement to Variety.
“Details are unclear at this time, but we are working to find out more and we support a full investigation into this tragic event. It is a terrible loss and we mourn the passing of a family member from our Guild.
Peony HirwaniOctober 22, 2021 5:30 AM
What we know about the victims
Halyna Hutchins was a 42-year-old cinematographer from Los Angeles.
She grew up on a Soviet military base in the Arctic Circle and previously worked as a journalist for British documentary productions in Europe. After moving to Los Angeles, she graduated from the AFI Conservatory with a Masters in Cinematography.
Hutchins was airlifted to an Albuquerque hospital on Thursday (October 21), where she succumbed to her injuries.
Joël Souza is in intensive care. He is a filmmaker based in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lives with his wife and two children.
Souza is the director and screenwriter of the film Rouiller.
Peony HirwaniOctober 22, 2021 5:39 AM
Fans remember the tragic death of Brandon Lee in 1993 after the shooting of Alec Baldwin
Many people remember the tragic death of Bruce Lee’s son Brandon Lee on the set of the film The crow in 1993.
Brandon Lee died after being hit by a .44 caliber bullet while filming a death scene for the film. The gun was believed to have fired blank, but an autopsy revealed a bullet lodged near his spine.
“Brandon Lee, Jon-Erik Hexum and now Halyna Hutchins. Propeller pistols should only be props, not lethal weapons. It is also wrong to believe that it is Alec Baldwin’s fault, but in times of tragedy people must have time to cry before anyone tries to lay blame, ”one person wrote.
Another added: “Tonight I read about the film set tragedy that claimed the life of talented cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. That’s really all I wanted to say… his name. He seemed lost in the fury of references to Alec Baldwin, Brandon Lee and Jon-Erik Hexum.
Peony HirwaniOctober 22, 2021 6:28 AM
Alec Baldwin’s last message before the incident
Just hours before the crash, Alec Baldwin posted a photo of himself on the set of Rouiller.
He was seen wearing dirty cowboy boots, a waistcoat and a bandana paired with a hat.
“Return in person to the office. Blimey… it’s exhausting, ”Baldwin captioned the post (now deleted).
Peony HirwaniOctober 22, 2021 7:00 AM
The story of famous outlaw Harlan Rust
Rouiller is the story of famous outlaw Harlan Rust, played by Baldwin, who runs away with his 13-year-old grandson after the teenager accidentally kills a rancher.
Written by Joel Souza, the film also features Travis Fimmel, Brady Noon, Frances Fisher and Jensen Ackles.
The film was shot on the 2,000 acre ranch, where 3:10 à Yuma, Cowboys & Aliens, and Buster’s ballad The Scruggs have all been filmed.
Peony HirwaniOctober 22, 2021 7:03 AM
Fans are baffled by what happened on the set of Rust
Fans took to social media to express their thoughts on the incident.
“I feel sorry for the family of the woman who was killed on set today, the man who was injured and for Alec Baldwin. It is absolutely tragic. Simply awful, ”one person wrote.
Screenwriter Caitie Delaney added, “Obviously, that’s the story, but it’s really not fair that Alec Baldwin is the face of this tragedy. He was not responsible for loading this weapon. Safety on the set needs to be taken much more seriously. ”
Peony HirwaniOctober 22, 2021 7:33 AM
Brandon Lee’s family react to accident on Alec Baldwin set
On a Twitter account to honor Brandon Lee’s legacy, the late actor Shannon’s sister paid tribute to Halyna Hutchins.
She wrote: “Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza and everyone involved in the incident. Rouiller. No one should ever be killed by a gun on a movie set. Period. “
Peony HirwaniOctober 22, 2021 7:38 AM
James Gunn pays tribute to Halyna Hutchins
James Gunn spoke about the tragic incident that took place on the set of Rouiller.
The American director wrote on Twitter: “My biggest fear is that someone will be fatally injured on one of my sets. I pray that never happens. My thoughts are with all those affected by today’s tragedy on Rouiller, in particular Halyna Hutchins and her family.
Peony HirwaniOctober 22, 2021 8:09 AM
Many have paid tribute to Hutchins on social networks, especially Suicide Squad director James Gunn and action star son Bruce Lee.