Alec Baldwin fired shot that killed one, wounded another on film set

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with fx being more advanced than in years past i dont see a need to use real guns. 💡
 

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We have a lot of those 'movie people' types here in Vancouver Believe Me you don't want to ever do business with them or work with them-something I've only done once that was enough.

The finger-pointing they're doing now is exactly what I expected when this happened-a flakier more useless excuse for human beings you never met.
 
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Well Alec the Democrats love child, chased away the Union off the set to save money..

Guess Democrats aren’t all the pro Union when it affects their bottom line..

He may not go to jail, but I hope they sue him into oblivion.. after all he is the producer of the show and is responsible for gun safety
 

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Alec Baldwin was aiming at camera when gun discharged: Affadavit
“Joel stated that they had Alec sitting in a pew in a church building setting, and he was practicing a cross draw."

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Alec Baldwin speaks on the phone in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office in Santa Fe, N.M., after he was questioned about a shooting on the set of the film "Rust" on the outskirts of Santa Fe, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza, officials said.
Alec Baldwin speaks on the phone in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office in Santa Fe, N.M., after he was questioned about a shooting on the set of the film "Rust" on the outskirts of Santa Fe, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza, officials said. PHOTO BY JIM WEBER /Santa Fe New Mexican via A
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SANTA FE — Alec Baldwin was drawing a revolver across his body and pointing it at a camera during rehearsal on the set of “Rust” when the weapon fired and struck the cinematographer in the chest, according to an affidavit released on Sunday.

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The affidavit provided additional details about Thursday’s accidental shooting in New Mexico that killed 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza. Baldwin had been handed the prop gun and told it was unloaded, authorities in Santa Fe have said in court documents.


“Joel stated that they had Alec sitting in a pew in a church building setting, and he was practicing a cross draw. Joel said he was looking over the shoulder of (Hutchins), when he heard what sounded like a whip and then loud pop,” the affidavit read.

Hutchins was shot in the chest area, the document said.

“Joel then vaguely remembers (Hutchins) complaining about her stomach and grabbing her midsection. Joel also said (Hutchins) began to stumble backwards and she was assisted to the ground,” the affidavit adds.

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Candles are placed around a photo of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during a vigil held in her honor at Albuquerque Civic Plaza on October 23, 2021 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hutchins was killed on set while filming the movie “Rust” at Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 21, 2021. (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)
Candles are placed around a photo of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during a vigil held in her honor at Albuquerque Civic Plaza on October 23, 2021 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hutchins was killed on set while filming the movie “Rust” at Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 21, 2021. (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)
Hutchins said she could not feel her legs, Reid Russel, a cameraman who was standing next to her at the time of the shooting, told officials.

A distraught Baldwin, 63, was photographed on Saturday outside a hotel in Santa Fe embracing and talking with Matt Hutchins, the husband of Halyna Hutchins, and their nine-year-old son.

In a statement read to a candlelight vigil on Saturday, Hutchins called his wife’s death “an enormous loss.”

No one has been charged in the fatal incident during a rehearsal on Thursday at the Bonanza Creek Ranch outside Santa Fe as the sheriff’s office continues its investigation.


Multiple media and social media reports have raised concerns about safety protocols on the set of the low-budget movie. Both Souza and Russel described a walk-out by a camera crew before the accident.

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“Reid stated that the camera crew was having issues with production involving payment and housing,” the affidavit reads, adding that Russel had said six individuals had walked out.

Serge Svetnoy, chief electrician for “Rust,” said in a Facebook post on Sunday that he had held Hutchins his arms while she was dying and blamed “negligence and unprofessionalism” for her death.

Celebrity website TMZ.com, citing unidentified sources connected to the production, said the gun handed to Baldwin had previously been used by crew members for target practice off-set, using real bullets.

Reuters could not verify the report and police in Santa Fe did not respond to inquiries on Sunday.

According to the Los Angeles Times, more than a week ago Baldwin’s stunt double accidentally fired two rounds from a prop firearm after being told it was “cold,” an industry term meaning a weapon is not loaded with ammunition, including blanks.

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Rust Movie Productions said last week that although they “were not made aware of any official complaints concerning weapon or prop safety on set, we will be conducting an internal review of our procedures while production is shut down.”

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According to court documents, the prop gun was handed to Baldwin by the film’s assistant director, Dave Halls, who has more than 20 years’ experience in the business.

Halls did not respond to requests for comment on Sunday. Also involved in the sheriff’s probe is the movie’s chief armorer, Hannah Gutierrez. She could not be reached for comment.

About 200 people took part in the vigil for Hutchins in Albuquerque on Saturday. While organizers emphasized that the event was to honor Hutchins’ memory, rather than focus on her death, some in the crowd held signs that read “Safety on Set.”

A second vigil was held on Sunday in the Los Angeles area, where a few hundred people mourned in a private parking lot, according to a Reuters photographer.
 

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'Rust' shooting probe focuses on armorer and assistant director
After the shooting, Gutierrez was given the gun and removed a spent casing before handing it to arriving deputies

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Publishing date:Oct 25, 2021 • 15 hours ago • 2 minute read • 35 Comments
Hannah Gutierrez, left, and Dave Halls.
Hannah Gutierrez, left, and Dave Halls. FACEBOOK / IMDB
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As law enforcement investigates the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins by actor Alec Baldwin in an accident on the set of “Rust,” court records show the probe includes the movie’s armorer and assistant director.

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Here are some details about both:


HANNAH GUTIERREZ
Gutierrez, 24, was working as the armorer, or person in charge of firearms on the set. According to an affidavit filed by a Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office detective, she prepared three prop guns and placed them on a cart outside the building where rehearsals were taking place.

After the fatal shooting, Gutierrez was given the gun and removed a spent casing before handing it to arriving deputies, according to the affidavit.

Gutierrez could not be reached for comment on Sunday.

Hannah Gutierrez (Facebook)
Hannah Gutierrez (Facebook)
Just a month before Thursday’s accident, she had spoken about how she had been worried her inexperience meant she was not up to the job when she began her first movie as head armorer earlier this year – the Western “The Old Way” starring Nicolas Cage, which is scheduled for release next year.

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“I was really nervous about it at first, and I almost didn’t take the job because I wasn’t sure if I was ready, but doing it, it went really smoothly,” Gutierrez told the “Voices of the West” podcast about Western films.

Jeffrey W. Crow, who supervised Gutierrez on the Cage film, told the Los Angeles Times he had been impressed by her.

“Working with Hannah, I’m surprised that any of this happened under her watch,” Crow told the newspaper. “I thought she was an exceptionally young, up-and-coming, very eager and talented armorer.”

Gutierrez followed in the steps of her father Thell Reed, a well-known Hollywood armorer. According to his biography on film database IMDB.com, Reed began competition shooting as a boy, performed in Wild West shows, and taught gun-handling to actors including Russell Crowe and Brad Pitt.

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Reed did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Sunday.


DAVID HALLS
Assistant director Halls, 62, grabbed one of the prop guns off the cart and took it inside to Baldwin, yelling “cold gun,” which on movie sets means the gun is not loaded with ammunition, including blanks, according to the detective’s affidavit.

He did not know live rounds were in the prop gun when he handed it to the actor, the affidavit said.

Halls did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

An experienced Hollywood hand with credits on movies including “Fargo” in 1996, and 2003’s “The Matrix Reloaded,” Halls is also an actor.

David Halls (IMDB)
David Halls (IMDB)
On Sunday, NBC News and CNN quoted a Hollywood prop maker, Maggie Goll, as saying she had raised safety concerns about Halls when they worked together on Hulu’s “Into the Dark” television series in 2019.

“He did not maintain a safe working environment,” Goll told NBC News. “Sets were almost always allowed to become increasingly claustrophobic, no established fire lanes, exits blocked … safety meetings were nonexistent.”

Film producer Aaron B. Koontz, who worked with Halls on two previous movies but was not involved in the making of “Rust,” told the Los Angeles Times that Halls was “extremely efficient” and a good manager.
 

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Investigators recover ammunition from Baldwin movie shooting scene
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Publishing date:Oct 25, 2021 • 8 hours ago • 2 minute read • Join the conversation
Alec Baldwin speaks on the phone in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office in Santa Fe, N.M., after he was questioned about a shooting on the set of the film "Rust" on the outskirts of Santa Fe, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.
Alec Baldwin speaks on the phone in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office in Santa Fe, N.M., after he was questioned about a shooting on the set of the film "Rust" on the outskirts of Santa Fe, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. PHOTO BY JIM WEBER /Santa Fe New Mexican via AP
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SANTA FE — Detectives recovered what they described as loose and boxed ammunition from the Western movie set where actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer, according to an inventory of seized items that was released on Monday.

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Authorities did not say what type of ammunition they removed from the set of “Rust” and whether it included live or dummy bullets or blank cartridges. The items included two boxes of “ammo,” “loose ammo and boxes” as well as “a fanny pack w/ammo.”


One of the central mysteries about the killing of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins remains what kind of projectile was fired from the gun and how it got there. Investigators hope a forensic analysis of ballistic evidence will shed light on those questions, Juan Rios, spokesman for the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department, said on Monday.

“This is a complicated case,” he said.

Halyna Hutchins, director of photography for “Rust”, poses for a selfie photo in this picture obtained from social media.
Halyna Hutchins, director of photography for “Rust”, poses for a selfie photo in this picture obtained from social media. PHOTO BY HALYNAHUTCHINS /Instagram/via REUTERS
In another revelation, a production company said the assistant director who handed Baldwin the gun and told him it was unloaded, had been fired from an earlier movie over a mishap with a gun.

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Production company Rocket Soul said Dave Halls was removed from the set of the independent movie “Freedom’s Path” in 2019 after a crew member incurred a minor and temporary injury when a prop gun was unexpectedly discharged.

Halls could not be reached for comment.

Hannah Gutierrez, left, and Dave Halls.
Hannah Gutierrez, left, and Dave Halls. FACEBOOK / IMDB
Hutchins, 42, was killed and director Joel Souza, 48, was injured when a revolver that Baldwin was using during rehearsal discharged. The actor had been told the gun was not loaded, according to court documents.

The inventory list, filed in Santa Fe County Magistrate Court, showed investigators also had recovered three black revolvers, spent casings, a gun belt and other items.

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The accident happened on the set of “Rust” at the Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe on Thursday.

Rios said investigators had interviewed Hannah Gutierrez, 24, who was responsible for the safety of weapons on the set, but gave no details. Gutierrez has not spoken publicly, and Reuters has not been able to reach her.

Baldwin, the director and others have also been interviewed but no charges have been brought.


Before the incident, camera operators had walked off the set to protest working conditions, according to a sheriff’s department affidavit. The probe into the shooting is examining information beyond what happened that day, Rios said.

Investigators “are looking at everything that should have been followed, from safety standards on down,” Rios said.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff and the local district attorney are scheduled to speak about the case at a news conference on Wednesday. Rios said it would take time for authorities to draw conclusions about what happened.

In her first public statements about the incident, Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria, said on Monday that “it’s impossible to express the shock and heartache of such a tragic accident.”

“My heart is with Halyna. Her husband. Her son. Their family and loved ones. And my Alec,” she wrote on Instagram.
 

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Assistant director who handed Alec Baldwin deadly weapon was axed from 2019 movie over gun incident
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The assistant director (AD) who handed Alec Baldwin the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fired from a movie back in 2019 over a weapon being “unexpectedly discharged.”

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Hutchins tragically lost her life on the set of Western Rust on Thursday, when Baldwin fired a gun he believed to be “cold” – meaning it did not contain any live rounds.


David Halls – the first Assistant Director on the movie – handed Baldwin the gun, and it has now emerged that he was fired from the film Freedom’s Path two years ago when a crew member was injured in a similar incident.

“First of all, our condolences go out to everyone affected by the recent tragic event in New Mexico,” a Freedom’s Path producer told Deadline .

“I can confirm that Dave Halls was fired from the set of Freedom’s Path in 2019 after a crew member incurred a minor and temporary injury when a gun was unexpectedly discharged. Halls was removed from set immediately after the prop gun discharged. Production did not resume filming until Dave was off-site. An incident report was taken and filed at that time.”

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A production source told Deadline that the crew member was back on set in less than a week and a replacement AD and armourer were hired almost immediately. A release date for Freedom’s Path , starring RJ Cyler and Gerran Howell, has yet to be announced.


Deadline also noted that Halls, who has yet to publicly comment on Hutchins’ death, “had a personal-behaviour complaint filed against him two years ago while working on Blumhouse TV’s anthology series Into the Dark ”.

Production on the set of Rus t has been shuttered indefinitely following the tragedy, which also saw director Joel Souza hospitalized when he was grazed by the bullet.

A press conference is due to be held by the Santa Fe’s Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday to provide an update on the investigation.
 
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Charges not ruled out in shooting on Alec Baldwin film: report
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Criminal charges have not been ruled out in a fatal accidental shooting by actor Alec Baldwin on the set of a western film, the local district attorney said on Tuesday.

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Santa Fe County District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies, in an interview with the New York Times also said it was incorrect to refer to the firearm used in the incident as a “prop gun,” as has been done in media reports.


“It was a legit gun,” Carmack-Altwies told the paper. “It was an antique-era appropriate gun.”

The prosecutor said an “enormous amount of bullets” had been found on the set and an investigation was needed into the nature of that ammunition.
 
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'F*** HIM': Donald Trump Jr. mocks Alec Baldwin 'Rust' shooting via T-shirt
Baldwin has been a sworn enemy of the Trump family since his portrayal of the ex-president on SNL

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Publishing date:Oct 26, 2021 • 12 hours ago • 1 minute read • 18 Comments
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What better way to kick a known enemy while they’re down than to release a T-shirt mocking them.

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That’s exactly what Donald Trump Jr. did, taking a jab at longtime enemy Alec Baldwin by selling a T-shirt poking fun at the tragic shooting on the set of the film “Rust” in which cinematographer Halyna Hutchins lost her life.


According to the New York Daily News , for $27.99 one can purchase a shirt that reads “Guns Don’t Kill People, Alec Baldwin Kills people,” referencing Baldwin’s fatal shooting of Hutchins after he fired a prop gun.

The infamous T-shirt mocking Alec Baldwin sold by Donald J. Trump on his website.
The infamous T-shirt mocking Alec Baldwin sold by Donald J. Trump on his website. PHOTO BY SCREENSHOT /shopdonjr.com
The director of Rust was also injured in the shooting.

Baldwin has been a sworn enemy of the Trump family since the actor mocked Donald J. Trump by portraying the former president on Saturday Night Live. The actor has also been a critic of Trump and the Republican Party.

It’s no secret Trump Jr. is pro-firearms, selling items adorned with the slogan “My God, My Family, My Guns & My Freedom” and “Trigger Warning.”

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The anti-Baldwin shirt was met with criticism, with some online believing it was in poor taste. Trump Jr. double-downed on his hatred of Baldwin by taking to Instagram to address the critics.

“Screw all the sanctimony I’m seeing out there,” he said. “If the shoe was on the other foot, Alex (sic) Baldwin would literally be the first person p***ing on everybody’s grave trying to make a point. F*** him!”

Some right-ring politicians joined in on Trump Jr.’s mocking of Baldwin including Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance, who took to Twitter to suggest former president Trump be allowed back on the social media platform to address the actor.

“Dear @Jack let Trump back on. We need Alec Baldwin tweets,” tweeted Vance.

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Democratic Representative Tim Ryan responded to Vance by tweeting: “Someone died, you a–hole.”

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