The filming location at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Sante Fe, New Mexico, has been cordoned off, production has been suspended since 1.50 p.m. on Thursday afternoon (local time), and the entire film crew is in shock. Everyone is wondering: How could this tragic accident come about, in which cinematographer Halyna Hutchins (42) was killed and director Joel Souza (48) was seriously injured. The fact is: The gun that Hollywood star Alec Baldwin (68) shot with was probably a prop gun. According to the police, they are currently investigating how and what type of projectile was fired. Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza are said to have been hit by a splinter or bullet. There are currently no charges against Alec Baldwin or other production employees. Investigators are still questioning witnesses.
Halyna Hutchins’ death shocks the entire film industry. The union she represented responded to the “devastating news” in a statement to its members. “This is a terrible loss and we mourn a member of our union’s family. The details are currently unclear, but we are working to find out more and we support a full investigation into this tragic event. “
Hutchins started working on the action thriller “Archenemy” (2020 with Jessica Allain, Mac Brandt and Skylan Brooks), the horror thriller “Darlin” (2019 with Cooper Andrews, Kristina Arntz and Mackenzie Bateman) and the thriller “Blindfire” (2020 with Brian Geraghty, Sharon Leal and Bethany Joy Lenz) a name. The camerawoman described herself on social media channels as a “restless dreamer” and “adrenaline junkie”. The shooting of “Rust” had only started at the beginning of October.