“30 Rock” Star Discharges Firearm On Set
Actor and comedian Alec Baldwin shot two crew members on the Rust movie set. According to Fox News, the actor was seen in tears after shooting the film’s 42-year-old cinematographer dead, and left its director wounded in critical condition.
On Thursday, Oct. 21, TMZ announced that the sheriff’s department had confirmed Baldwin pulled the trigger and killed Halyna Hutchins and severely injured Joel Souza. Paramedics rushed Hutchins to the University of New Mexico, but she died prior to arrival.
On the other hand, Souza, the injured director will recover. He is at the moment being treated at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe. Although police confirm that there are no charges against Baldwin at this time, the investigation remains active.
Where Did It Happen?
The unexpected occurred when the actor was filming a scene at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It required someone to fire a gun. Yet the gunshot either was shrapnel or a bullet that shot the two directors. Deputies are still working to determine how the incident happened during the discharge of the ‘prop firearm.’
“We’re treating this as we would any other investigation, “said sheriff’s office spokesman Juan Rios. “Deputies were still trying to determine whether what happened was an accident.”
After the shootings, everything paused on the movie for the time being. Keeping their crew safe was a top priority according to a statement.
“This is still an active investigation, and we do not yet have all the facts,” said President and Director Fran Drescher. “We will continue to work with production, the other unions, and the authorities to investigate this incident and to understand how to prevent such a thing from happening again.”
BREAKING: A distraught Alec Baldwin, after he accidentally shot & killed the cinematographer on the set of his new movie, & wounded the writer-director. How on earth could this have happened?
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— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 22, 2021
One could only tell what the future holds for Alec Baldwin. And some may this tragedy may alter his acting career in the end.