Recently, we get the news Halyna Hutchins is dead. In this post, we share the full story of Halyna Hutchins dead by Alec Baldwin.
The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department confirmed Thursday night that Alec Baldwin “discharged” the prop gun that killed one Rust crew member and injured director Joel Souza on the set of the Western feature film on location in New Mexico.
Director of photography Halyna Hutchins died not long after being transported to a hospital in Albuquerque, NM this afternoon.
Halyna Hutchins Rust
Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe; (inset) Halyna Hutchins
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Here’s the full statement from the Santa Fe Sheriff’s department: Santa Fe County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Bonanza Creek Ranch movie set of the western “Rust”, October 21, 2021, when an 911 caller reported a shooting on the set.
The sheriff’s office confirms that two individuals were shot on the set of Rust. Halyna Hutchins, 42, director of photography and Joel Souza, 48, director, were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin, 68, producer and actor.
Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he is undergoing treatment for his injuries.
This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.
Traditionally the prop master or armorer is responsible for fire arms and fire arms safety on a set such as Rust.
As information about Hutchins’ death emerged, the Director of Photography’s Guild also expressed their shock and remorse at what had occurred.