Alec Baldwin shot two people with a gun used in the shooting of the western film Rust. One of them died.
Authorities were notified of the incident at 1:50 p.m., Thursday, local time. According to them, a woman and a man were injured.
The former was later identified as 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins, the film’s cinematographer, and later 48-year-old Joel Souza, the film’s director, the BBC reported. According to the police, both of them were taken to hospital with a life-threatening injury, yet they could no longer save the woman’s life.
According to one local newspaper, Baldwin, 68, was seen in tears in front of the local sheriff’s office on Thursday. The film was shot in New Mexico.
THE POLICE CONTINUES TO STUDY THE HISTORY, BUT NOW HAS ANYONE BEEN SUSPECTED TO COMMIT THE CRIME
Halyna Hutchins was originally from Ukraine and grew up in the Soviet Union. In 2019, he was also referred to as an “emerging star” by American Cinematographer magazine. Alec Baldwin is the title character and co-producer of Rust. In the film, she plays an elderly law whose 13-year-old granddaughter is convicted of an innocent murder. Cameraman Bill Dill, a former teacher at the shot Halyna Hutchins, sent a message to Alec Baldwin on his community page. The expert wrote in his post:
Mr. Baldwin, it looks like you killed my student.
In his writing, Dill states that he considers Baldwin a good man and believes that grief is real. At the same time, he asked the actor how to put up a newsletter, his wealth and influence so that he could not use real weapons on the set from now on.