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    News Alec Baldwin 'in tears' after firing prop gun on movie set that killed crew member, injured director

    By Dom Calicchio | Fox News




    Actor Alec Baldwin was seen "in tears" by two members of the press in New Mexico following a shooting on the set of the movie "Rust" that left the film’s cinematographer dead and its director wounded, according to a report.

    Baldwin, 63, had reportedly fired what was described as a "prop firearm" at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, fatally wounding cinematographer Halnya Hutchins, 42, and wounding director Joel Souza, 48, the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper reported.

    Two of the newspaper’s staffers – a reporter and a photographer – said they saw Baldwin "in tears" after the incident, which the newspaper reported had not yet been declared an "accident" by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.

    Baldwin was questioned by investigators following the incident, sources told the newspaper. But no charges were filed in connection with the case, which remained under investigation, Juan Rios, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said in a statement, according to the New Mexican.

    Hutchins died at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque after being flown there, while Souza was being treated at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, the newspaper reported.

    Deputies were at the scene working to determine how the incident happened and what type of projectile was used in the firearm, the New Mexican reported.

    Souza had worked with Baldwin at least once previously, on the 2019 film "Crown Vic," on which Souza was a director and Baldwin was a producer.

    Some initial reports said Souza was critically wounded in Thursday's shooting, but early Friday "Rust" co-star Frances Fisher tweeted that Souza had been released from the hospital. She also disputed some published reporting about the incident.

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    Is this for real??

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost in melb. View Post
    Is this for real??
    Yes, it was on the news last night. Production on the movie has completely shut down pending investigation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh One Who Knocks View Post
    Yes, it was on the news last night. Production on the movie has completely shut down pending investigation.
    Thanks. It just seemed too unbelievable to be true.

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    Heard this on the radio this morning, instantly reminded me of Brandon Lee

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    I dont understand how this is possible by accident






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    like Baldwin needs another reason to condemn private gun owners

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griffin View Post
    like Baldwin needs another reason to condemn private gun owners
    Well he killed someone, we haven't
    Last edited by PorkChopSandwiches; 10-22-2021 at 04:06 PM.






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    Quote Originally Posted by PorkChopSandwiches View Post
    I dont understand how this is possible by accident
    Right? I wouldn't think loaded weapons are commonly left laying around a movie set. And the prop gun should be checked and rechecked along with other safety measures.

    Film sets usually have strict rules about the use of prop guns. Specialists provide weapons for use on film sets and advise on their use.

    "There's basic safety measures on every set," said Mike Tristano, an armourer who has worked with Alec Baldwin in the past.

    "You never point a gun, even if it is not a firing gun, at anyone else. I'm at a loss how this could have happened and how it could have done that much damage."

    A common shot in film shows an actor firing into the camera and Steven Hall, who has worked on films such as Fury and The Imitation Game, says it only happens with safeguards.

    "If you are in the line of fire... You would have a face mask, you would have goggles, you would stand behind a Perspex screen, and you would minimise the number of people by the camera, " he said.

    "What I don't understand in this instance is how two people have been injured, one tragically killed, in the same event."

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    Absolutely horrific. I can't imagine how anyone can move on from this, even if it wasn't their fault. It's not the actor's responsibility to make sure the prop gun is safe, that armorer is toast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfather View Post
    Absolutely horrific. I can't imagine how anyone can move on from this, even if it wasn't their fault. It's not the actor's responsibility to make sure the prop gun is safe, that armorer is toast.
    Depends on if they were actually filming or if he was goofing around. Or if every precaution was taken and it was just some sort of freak accident....

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    I suppose that's true, didn't think of that. We'll see, he's a seasoned actor, would hope he's been on enough sets to have been given a few gun talks...

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    https://bc.ctvnews.ca/video?cid=sm%3...source=twitter


    Looks like he was told the gun was cold and safe to use before firing, but the set sounds like it was a mess beforehand. Awful.

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    Wow.

    Why are there even ANY live rounds anywhere on set? And it sure sounds like an accident was inevitable. If that's all true some heads are gonna roll.

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