Alec Baldwin accidentally shot Halyna Hutchins, the director of photography, on the film set of Rust
Alec Baldwin’s shooting victim Halyna Hutchins’ last social media post showed her having a blast on the movie set of Rust.
Hutchins, who was the director of photography in the Western film, was accidentally shot by Baldwin at the filming location in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
She was airlifted from the Bonanza Creek Ranch after being shot and taken to the hospital, where she sadly died.
The film’s director, Joel Souza, was also injured but has since been discharged from the hospital.
Two days ago, Hutchins had taken to her Instagram page to share a glimpse of what life was like on the set.
She uploaded a clip of herself and other crew members enjoying a relaxing horse ride through the desert.
“One of the perks of shooting a western is you get to ride horses on your day off:),” she captioned the post.
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Instagram / halynahutchins)
Her dearest friends and fans had taken to her last post to pay their condolences.
“I will miss you my friend…. This is devastating,” film producer James Cullen Bressack posted.
Another said: “Im heartbroken,” while one person commented: “I cant even believe it. My heart is broken in pieces. What a light.”
The Ukrainian-born, Los Angeles-based director of photography’s credits also include films such as Archenemy, Blindfire and The Mad Hatter.
In 2019 she was selected as one of American Cinematographer magazine’s Rising Stars.
Before she started working in filmmaking, she graduated with a degree in international journalism and worked as an investigative journalist in Eastern Europe.
Police are investigating the incident and have questioned Baldwin following the shooting and no arrests or charges had been filed.
Santa Fe Sheriff’s department released a statement following the shooting: “Santa Fe County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Bonanza Creek Ranch movie set of the western “Rust”, October 21, 2021, when a 911 caller reported a shooting on the set.
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“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, 63, producer and actor.”
The statement continued: “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 Centre 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.”
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