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Alec Baldwin’s fatal shooting of crew member may have been caught on cam

THE tragic shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during the filming of Alec Baldwin’s latest film Rust may have been caught on camera.

Santa Fe County Sheriff Juan Rios revealed that the October 21 incident — which took place at Bonanza Creek ranch outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico — is under criminal investigation and could have been captured on video.

The incident occurred when a prop gun “misfired” and killed the director of photography while sending another member of the film’s crew to the hospital.

The sheriff said the shooting took place during a scene that was either being rehearsed or filmed, according to The New York Times.

Rios explained: “We’re trying to determine right now how and what type of projectile was used in the firearm.”

Baldwin accidentally fired the shot — which hit the director of photography Halyna Hutchins and director-writer Joel Souza.

Rios told The Sun that no charges have been filed yet relating to the incident.

Read our Alec Baldwin live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • IS THE INCIDENT UNDER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION?

    Officials from the Sante Fe Sheriff’s Department confirmed to The Sun that the scary incident is currently under criminal investigation

    When asked why criminal investigators would be on the scene when it appeared to be an accident, the officer said: “When there is a death, criminal investigators tend to look into the matter even if it appears to be an accident.

    “While we don’t suspect foul play at this time, we cannot officially take it off the table yet either.

    “A full investigation will be conducted to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.”

  • PROP GUN

    Shortly after news of the accident broke, The Sun was first to confirm that Alec had been the person to shoot the prop gun.

    It’s believed that the prop gun discharged either shrapnel or a bullet, hitting both of the victims.

    After the incident occurred, Halyna was airlifted to a hospital.

  • WHO WAS SHOT?

    Director of photography Halyna Hutchins and director-writer Joel Souza were shot during the accident.

    In a statement first given to The Sun, Santa Fe County Sheriff Juan Rios revealed the identities of the two individuals shot on the set of Rust.

    The officer also confirmed that no charges have been filed yet relating to the incident however, the investigation remains ongoing as witnesses are interviewed.

  • HAS ALEC SPOKEN PUBLICLY AFTER THE TRAGIC EVENT?

    Alec has yet to publicly speak out on Thursday’s events.

    Meanwhile, in a statement first given to The Sun, Santa Fe County Sheriff Juan Rios revealed: “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.”

  • RUST MOVIE BIO

    A bio for the move Rust states: “When his estranged 13-year-old grandson Lucas is convicted of an accidental murder and sentenced to hang, Rust travels to Kansas to break him out of prison.

    “Together, the two fugitives must outrun the legendary U.S. Marshal Wood Helm and bounty-hunter Fenton ‘Preacher’ Lang who are hot on their tail.

    “Deeply buried secrets rise from the ashes and an unexpected familial bond begins to form as the mismatched duo tries to survive the merciless American Frontier.”

  • WHO IS STARRING ALONGSIDE ALEC BALDWIN IN RUST?

    Rust will star Alec alongside actors Travis Fimmel, Brady Noon, Frances Fisher and Jensen Ackles.

    Director Joel Souza worked on the story with Alec – who plays the titular character, Harland Rust.

    The movie is about the Western outlaw who has always had a bounty on his head for as long as he can remember.

  • CINEMATOGRAPHER HALYNA HUTCHINS KILLED

    Director Of Photography, Halyna Hutchins, was shot just before 2pm PST, The International Cinematographers Guild confirmed.

  • WHAT WAS ALEC DOING BEFORE THE SHOOTING?

    Just hours before the violent mishap, Alec, 63, posed in character on the set.

    Dressed in old Western gear, including dirty cowboy boots, a vest and bandana, he was seen holding a hat looking tired in front of his trailer.

    “Back to in person at the office. Blimey…it’s exhausting,” he captioned the photo.

  • WHERE DID THE SHOOTING TAKE PLACE?

    The deadly incident happened on the set of the 30 Rock actor’s new Western movie that is currently filming at the Bonanza Creek Ranch just outside of Sante Fe, New Mexico.

    The International Cinematographers Guild confirmed the tragic fatality of Director Of Photography, Halyna Hutchins – which occurred just before 2 p.m. PST – in a statement on Thursday.

  • RUST SPOKESPERSON’S STATEMENT

    A spokesperson for the Rust movie previously said in a statement: “There was an accident today on the New Mexico set of Rust involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks. 

    “Two crew members have been taken to the hospital and are receiving care. 

    “Production has been halted for the time being. The safety of our cast and crew remains our top priority.”

  • CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY

    Officials from the Sante Fe Sheriff’s Department confirmed to The Sun that the scary incident is currently under criminal investigation

    When asked why criminal investigators would be on the scene when it appeared to be an accident, the officer said: “When there is a death, criminal investigators tend to look into the matter even if it appears to be an accident.

    “While we don’t suspect foul play at this time, we cannot officially take it off the table yet either.

    “A full investigation will be conducted to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.”

  • TRAGIC FATALITY OF HALYNA HUTCHINS (continued)

    The statement continued: “One shooting victim, a 42-year-old female, was transported via helicopter to University Of New Mexico Hospital. The Sheriff’s office confirms she has succumbed to her injuries.

    “The second victim, a 42-year-old male, was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent’s hospital where he is receiving emergency care. 

    “The incident remains an active investigation. As more information becomes available, updates will be provided.”

  • TRAGIC FATALITY OF HALYNA HUTCHINS

    Santa Fe County officials confirmed the tragic fatality of Halyna — which occurred just before 2 p.m. PST — in a statement on Thursday.

    “The Santa Fe County sheriff’s office confirms that two individuals were shot during filming of a scene on the set of the movie western, Rust. 

    “According to investigators, it appears the scene being filmed involved the use of a prop firearm when it was discharged. Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged,” the department stated.

  • HAVE CHARGES BEEN FILED?

    Santa Fe County Sheriff Juan Rios confirmed to The Sun that no charges have been filed yet relating to the incident.

    However, he said the investigation remains ongoing as witnesses are interviewed.

  • SANTA FE COUNTY SHERIFF’S STATEMENT

    In an exclusive statement to The Sun, Santa Fe County Sheriff Juan Rios revealed: “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.”

  • ‘ACCIDENTALLY KILLED’

    Following news that the director and director of photography had been hit, TMZ revealed that Halyna sadly died from the accident.

    A woman, Maddie Fabricant, later wrote on Twitter that Alec was the person to fire off the gun when the tragic accident occurred.

    In a now-deleted tweet, she wrote: “Welp alec baldwin accidentally killed someone on set while one of my very best friends watched… fabulous.”

  • WHO ARE THE VICTIMS?

    The victims hit are believed to be writer-director Joel Souza and director of photography Halyna Hutchins.

    Shortly after the incident took place, Halyna was airlifted to a hospital.

    After it was reported that the director and director of photography had been hit, TMZ revealed that Halyna sadly died from the accident.

  • WHY WAS A GUN FIRED OFF ON SET?

    Alec Baldwin was required to fire a gun that was loaded with blanks while filming a scene for his new movie Rust.

    Tragedy struck when the gun discharged either shrapnel or a bullet, which hit two people on set.



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