Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Alec Baldwin Responds to Accidental Killing of Cinematographer on ‘Rust’ Movie Set

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A distraught Alec Baldwin, after he accidentally shot & killed the cinematographer on the set of his new movie / via Twitter

*We reported earlier that a deadly shooting took place on the movie set of “Rust’”after the prop gun Alec Baldwin used misfired and shot two people, killing a cinematographer and injuring the film’s director on Thursday.

The accident took place in Santa Fe, New Mexico when Baldwin was filming a scene that required someone to fire the prop gun. Thought to be loaded with blanks, the gun’s bullets struck director Joel Souza and cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Authorities said in a statement that Hutchins died from her injuries and Souza was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

READ MORE: Alec Baldwin Shoots 2 People – 1 Dead in Gun Mishap on Set | VIDEO

 

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Baldwin pulled the trigger on the gun, which caused the accident. He released a statement Friday, saying, “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred.”

He continued, “I am in touch with with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

There have not yet been any arrests from the incident, which is being investigated by the local sheriff, district attorney and OHSB, per TMZ.

Piers Morgan chimed in on the tragedy on Twitter, writing: “If it’s true that Alec Baldwin was handed a prop gun containing live rounds of ammunition, then the focus of people’s ire shouldn’t be on the guy who innocently fired it without knowing – but whoever gave it to him, and must have known.”

Do you agree with his statement? Sound off in the comments.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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