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Halyna Hutchins Shared Video On Set Hours Before Accidentally Being Shot By Alec Baldwin

Rebecca Shepherd

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Halyna Hutchins Shared Video On Set Hours Before Accidentally Being Shot By Alec Baldwin

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@halynahutchins

This is the last video that cinematographer Halyna Hutchins shared on Instagram from the set of the film Rust which she was working on when she was accidentally shot dead by Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin:

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Ms Hutchins posted the clip two days ago alongside the caption: "One of the perks of shooting a western is you get to ride horses on your day off."

In response to the video, Dwayne Johnson commented: "I am so so sorry. Rest easy. My love and strength to your family."

Film director James Cullen Bressack also wrote: "I will miss you my friend.... This is devastating."

Taking to Twitter, he added: "I will never use anything but airsoft and rubber guns on my movies ever again. This should never have happened. Halyna, you were a gem. This is so f****d up."

Credit: Instagram/halynahutchins
Credit: Instagram/halynahutchins

Baldwin, 68, was holding the firearm - which was a prop gun - when he accidentally discharged it, shooting Ms Hutchins, 42, director of photography, as well as the film's director Joel Souza, 48.

Ms Hutchins was taken to University of New Mexico Hospital by helicopter but was tragically pronounced dead by medical staff, Sky News has reported.

Mr Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical centre and is currently undergoing treatment for injuries.

A Santa Fe Sheriff's Department official explained there is an investigation open and active, but added: "Mr Baldwin was questioned by investigators and released. No arrests or charges have been filed."

The official statement outlined the incident: "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."

Alec Baldwin. Credit: Sipa US/Alamy Stock Photo
Alec Baldwin. Credit: Sipa US/Alamy Stock Photo

Ms Hutchins' death was confirmed in a statement by the International Cinematographers Guild.

President of the Guild, John Lindley, and executive director, Rebecca Rhine, said: "We received the devastating news this evening, that one of our members, Halyna Hutchins, the Director of Photography on a production called 'Rust' in New Mexico died from injuries sustained on the set.

"The details are unclear at this moment, but we are working to learn more, and we support a full investigation into this tragic event. This is a terrible loss, and we mourn the passing of a member of our Guild's family."

Topics: Celebrity, News

Rebecca Shepherd
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