Alec Baldwin Shares “Shock and Sadness” Over Deadly Set Shooting
'I'm fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred,' says the actor.
The second victim was the film’s director, Joel Souza, 48, who was taken by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. His condition is not known.An update on the investigation will likely not occur until next week, Juan Ríos, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office, told
The Hollywood Reporteron Friday, as interviews are ongoing and evidence is being collected. Baldwin was interviewed Thursday by investigators at the sheriff’s department, Ríos said.A spokesperson fromRustsaid in a statement: “The entire cast and crew has been absolutely devastated by today’s tragedy, and we send 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.”
On Friday, IATSE said in a statement that it “mourned” the death of Local 600 member Halyna Hutchins and that it would be “activating our partnerships across the industry to provide support and resources to our sisters, brothers, and kin.” The union also added that members should call IATSE’s Safety Hotline if they ever feel unsafe. headtopics.com
Ríos toldTHRno charges have been filed. “According to investigators it appears that the scene being filmed involved the use of a prop firearm when it was discharged,” the sheriff’s department said in a statement. “Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged.”Read more: Hollywood Reporter »
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I’m wondering, when tough decisions had to be made, who was the ultimate authority? Was it Alec Baldwin as a producer, or was it Joel Souza in the role of director? Sounds like assistant director Dave Halls was making decisions all on his own. I feel so bad for him, how in the world can the prop people make such a mistake ?..he is distraught beyond believe..
In this day of technology, sound editing and special effects, why do the guns have to be fired for real at all? Most on-set accidents are result of someone trying to cut corners … that “someone” is the producer and Baldwin is one of the producers on this project .So he has more responsibility than a regular actor for this tragedy.Less budget should not mean creating conditions that kill
So… is Alec Baldwin going to be charged for involuntary manslaughter? What’s happening here? Someone died. Morning 'before' the shooting or morning OF the shooting? latimes has it the morning 'of' the shooting. Two different meanings. Vastly different implications. You should certainly know that. What is it?
Wrongful death lawsuit incoming I have read that before: accidents on a movie set happen when one wants to save a buck. Well, Hollywood learns it the hard way only it seems. How about production standards? How about a safety standard on EVERY set? ... Piece be with you, Alec. 🙏 He also happens to be the producer of the movie … so he is more accountable than a regular actor on this project. Efforts should have been made to ensure safety and the buck stops with him in this case .
Today I learned that a LOT of people don't understand how sets work and should do a small amount of research before calling him a murderer. It's a tragic accident and shouldn't have happened but it's not his fault
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins dies after prop gun fired by Alec Baldwin malfunctionsAlec better lawyer up. So he ain’t going to jail.
Its a known fact that guns that shoot blanks fire a paper wad from that blank. Jon Eric - Hexum and Brandon Lee were killed by prop guns Convict! hard way to learn about the gun policy Someone should make sure he and witnesses get intensive counseling. Reports are that it was a freak accident but no one who saw it is going to be able to walk away unscarred knowing that someone is dead.
Alec Baldwin fired prop gun on set, killing cinematographer“There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins,” Alec Baldwin tweeted Friday. Authorities say he fired a prop gun on a movie set that killed Hutchins and injured the film’s director. It's his fault. Wow so everyone is a complete scum bag in comments.....wonderful world we live in There is something ironic about a photo of Mr. Baldwin clutching a mask, immediately after he was reckless with a firearm...
Alec Baldwin makes first public statement after fatal shooting on 'Rust' set Alec Baldwin has made his first public statement since a fatal shooting on the set of his new film on Thursday. Must be nice to have celebrity priviledge and entitlement. If he was not a celebrity or if he was a person of colour, he would have been arrested and executed. Not fair. Alec should be cancelled. He's dangerous on the set and stuff. Alec was always the least likely of the Baldwin brothers to kill someone. Shocked. At least you aren't accusing him of murder. Do better.
Alec Baldwin Breaks Silence After Gun Accident on 'Rust' Set Kills Woman Alec Baldwin is breaking his silence after a woman was killed on set when he fired a prop gun. 'I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody....' Why was he loading the gun, don't they have technicians that do that kind of thing? This is horrible for all involved. I'm just saying. So he's pointing a gun at the person filming & the one bullet killed a person & injured another?!?! Something doesn't sound right.
Tributes Pour In for Halyna Hutchins, Cinematographer Killed by Prop Gun Fired by Alec BaldwinThe Ukrainian-born 42-year-old, who was shot with a prop gun fired by Alec Baldwin on a New Mexico film set, was rising to the upper ranks of her male-dominated field.
Alec Baldwin says his 'heart is broken' over deadly movie set shootingIn his first comments, the veteran actor tweeted Friday that he is 'fully cooperating' with a probe of the 'Rust' tragedy that left Halyna Hutchins dead and Joel Souza injured. Who loaded the weapon and how did real ammunition get into it. Where’s the Alec baldwin tweet from 2017 '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,' Baldwin says. 'I'm fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred.'