American actor Alec Baldwin misfired a prop gun on his movie set. Unfortunately, the weapon fired at Halyna Hutchins led to her death.
Halyna Hutchin’s death:
On Thursday, an incident at the Bonanza Creek Ranch set of ‘Rust’ around 1:50 p.m. via 911 call came into notice by authorities. The Sheriff’s department mentioned, “an individual is shot on set” in a press release.
Afterwards, authorities learned that even director Joel Souza was ‘shot with a prop gun misfired’ by Alec Baldwin.
AS per Sheriff’s department, Hutchins was brought to the University of New Mexico Hospital, where she died from her injuries.
Halyna Hutchins Instagram posts:
The cinematographer shared various posts on Instagram. One of her Instagram videos was with the caption, “One of the perks of shooting a western is you get to ride horses on your day off:).” She was riding a horse on the New Mexico set.
She posted a photo with the ‘Rust’ crew members. She captioned it with a caption about IATSE.
Production Company’s word:
RUST MOVIE PRODUCTIONS LLC said,” The entire cast and crew are shattered by today’s tragedy. Our deepest condolences to Halyna’s family and loved ones. 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 counseling services to everyone connected to the film as we work to process this awful event.”
Hutchins was from Ukraine, and she worked as an investigative journalist before she stepped into cinematography. Had a graduate degree in International Journalism from Kyiv National University in Ukraine.
Some of her cinematography works include Archenemy (2020), Darlin’ (2019), Blindfire (2020), and The Mad Hatter (2021), among numerous short films.
The reaction of other celebs:
Joe Manganiello said, “I woke up to the messages and read the news and I am in shock. I was so lucky to have had @halynahutchins as my DP on Archenemy. She was an absolutely incredible talent and a great person. She had such an eye and a visual style, she was the kind of cinematographer that you wanted to see succeed because you wanted to see what she could pull off next… and she was a fantastic person.”
James Gunn said, “My greatest fear is that someone will be fatally hurt on one of my sets. I pray this will never happen. My heart goes out to all of those affected by the tragedy today on Rust, especially Halyna Hutchins & her family.”