Alec Baldwin Rust shooting LIVE – Tragic shooting death of Halyna Hutchins may have been caught on camera

Alec Baldwin Rust shooting LIVE – Tragic shooting death of Halyna Hutchins may have been caught on camera

THE tragic shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during the filming of Alec Baldwin's latest film Rust may have been caught on camera.

Santa Fe County Sheriff Juan Rios revealed that the October 21 incident — which took place at Bonanza Creek ranch outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico — is under criminal investigation and could have been captured on video.

The incident occurred when a prop gun "misfired" and killed the director of photography while sending another member of the film's crew to the hospital.

The sheriff said the shooting took place during a scene that was either being rehearsed or filmed, according to The New York Times.

Rios explained: "We’re trying to determine right now how and what type of projectile was used in the firearm."

Baldwin accidentally fired the shot — which hit the director of photography Halyna Hutchins and director-writer Joel Souza.

Rios told The Sun that no charges have been filed yet relating to the incident.

Read our Alec Baldwin live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Danielle Cinone

    FILMING PAUSED

    Due to Thursday's tragic events, filming has been paused.

    A rep said: “Production has been halted for the time being on Rust. The safety of our cast and crew remains our top priority."

    It happened in the middle of a scene that was either being rehearsed or filmed, while The New York Times reported the incident could have potentially been caught on camera.

    The TV and film star was "unaware" about the type of ammunition in the gun, according to Deadline. 

    It is standard protocol for the movie's hired prop master or armorer to be responsible for how to conduct firearms and ensure gun safety on a set such as Rust.

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    More tributes to Halyna

    Director and producer James Cullen Bressack also took to the comments section, penning: "I will miss you my friend… This is devastating."

    Adam Mortimer told Good Morning Britain: "She was somebody who was absolutely dedicated to art and integrity.

    "When I met her, I knew after five minutes of talking to her that she would be an incredible partner to work with.

    "She had that rare sensibility when you meet somebody and say, 'I don't even need to see her work, I can tell already you're going to be a genius'."

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHO IS STARRING ALONGSIDE ALEC BALDWIN IN RUST?

    Rust will star Alec alongside actors Travis Fimmel, Brady Noon, Frances Fisher and Jensen Ackles.

    Director Joel Souza worked on the story with Alec – who plays the titular character, Harland Rust.

    The movie is about the Western outlaw who has always had a bounty on his head for as long as he can remember.

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    From freezing Soviet base to Hollywood

    HALYNA Hutchins grew up as an “army brat” on a frosty Soviet military base but the big movie fan later became one of the film industry’s rising stars.

    The 42-year-old Ukrainian was accidentally shot dead by Alec Baldwin on the set of his movie Rust after a prop gun misfire.

    Before reaching the glitz of Hollywood, Halyna often complained "there wasn't much to do" in the Arctic so she turned to movies.

    She became inspired by the works of cinematographers Christopher Doyle and Sergey Urusevsky.

    Decades later, she produced feature films such as Archenemy, Blindfire, and Mad Hatter, and was part of the cast of Rust before her sudden death.

    Halyna had a passion for telling stories and after graduating with a degree in international journalism, she worked as an investigative reporter for a British documentary productions company in Eastern Europe.

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    Pictured: Alec Baldwin distressed after fatal shooting

    A picture shows Alec Baldwin close to the curb with his hands on his knees.

    Alec was filming a scene on the set of his new Western movie, Rust, that required him to fire a gun that was supposed to be loaded with blanks.

    However, tragedy struck when the gun discharged either shrapnel or a bullet, which hit two people on set including director of photography, Halyna Hutchins.

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    CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY

    Officials from the Sante Fe Sheriff’s Department confirmed to The Sun that the scary incident is currently under criminal investigation. 

    When asked why criminal investigators would be on the scene when it appeared to be an accident, the officer said: “When there is a death, criminal investigators tend to look into the matter even if it appears to be an accident.

    “While we don’t suspect foul play at this time, we cannot officially take it off the table yet either.

    “A full investigation will be conducted to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.”

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    Alec Baldwin's spokesperson confirms misfire of prop gun

    A spokesperson for Baldwin said there was an accident on the set involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks.

    However a charge without a metal projectile is unlikely to kill at a moderate distance.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reported the 63-year-old Baldwin was seen Thursday outside the sheriffs office in tears.

    Attempts to get comment from him were unsuccessful.

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    Alec Baldwin seen crying outside police station

    ALEC Baldwin was pictured sobbing outside a police station after accidentally shooting a crew member dead.

    Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, died of her injuries while director Joel Souza fights for his life after a prop gun misfired on the set of Baldwin’s new movie Rust.

    Baldwin was quizzed by cops following the accident and was snapped sobbing outside a local police station in Santa Fe, New Mexico, according to local media reports.

    One picture shows him chatting on the phone while another snapped him close to the curb with his hands on his knees

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    WHO IS ALEC BALDWIN? (continued)

    On the TV side, Alec is known for his role as Jack Donaghy on the popular NBC sitcom 30 Rock opposite Tina Fey.

    Additionally, Alec received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.

    He won his third Primetime Emmy award for the role in 2017.

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    Accidental shooting took place in Santa Fe, New Mexico

    The deadly incident happened on the set of the 30 Rock actor’s new Western movie that is currently filming at the Bonanza Creek Ranch just outside of Sante Fe, New Mexico.

    The International Cinematographers Guild confirmed the tragic fatality of Director Of Photography, Halyna Hutchins – which occurred just before 2pm PST – in a statement on Thursday.

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    No charges related to the incident have been filed

    Santa Fe County Sheriff Juan Rios confirmed to The Sun that no charges have been filed yet relating to the incident.

    However, he said the investigation remains ongoing as witnesses are interviewed.

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    Statement from Santa Fe cops

    Santa Fe cops said: “According to investigators, it appears the scene being filmed involved the use of a prop firearm when it was discharged. Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged.

    “The incident remains an active investigation. As more information becomes available, updates will be provided.”

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    What we know about the shooting so far

    • Alec Baldwin says he was ‘exhausted’ hours before he accidentally shot crew member.
    • Baldwin tweet about ‘wrongfully killing someone’ resurfaces.
    • What happened on the set of Alec Baldwin’s movie Rust?
    • Baldwin deletes bloodied pic of himself on set.
    • Who was Halyna Hutchins and what was her role on set?

    'Distraught' Alec Baldwin was quizzed by police

    A "distraught" Baldwin was quizzed by cops following the accident and was snapped sobbing outside a local police station in Santa Fe, according to local media reports.

    One picture shows him chatting on the phone while another snapped him close to the curb with his hands on his knees.

    The officer confirmed that no charges have been filed yet relating to the incident, but the investigation remains ongoing as witness' are being interviewed.

    Patricia Arquette reacts as director discharged from hospital

    Actress Patricia Arquette celebrated up in hearing the news that Joel Souza has left hospital.

    Resopnding to Frances Fisher's tweet, the True Romance star wrote: “Oh my God!! That’s amazing! Thank God.

    "I’m so sorry Frances, I’m sure you are all reeling [sic] right now.

    “Sending prayers abs [sic] strength to all of you.”

    • Danielle Cinone

      WHO IS ALEC BALDWIN?

      Arguably the most well-known Baldwin brother, Alec rose to fame while appearing on the sixth and seventh seasons of the CBS primetime soap opera Knots Landing.

      The 63-year-old actor went on to appear in numerous films, including  Beetlejuice (1988), Working Girl (1988), Married to the Mob (1988) and Talk Radio (1988).

      After gaining attention for his roles in The Hunt for Red October (1990) and in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), Alec starred in Alice (1990), To Rome with Love (2012) and Blue Jasmine (2013), The Aviator (2004) and The Departed (2006).

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      Alec Baldwin looks tired & drawn as he FaceTimes wife

      LEC Baldwin looked exhausted as he FaceTimed his wife just hours before accidentally fatally shooting a cinematographer on the set of his new movie.

      Halyna Hutchins, 42, died from her injuries and director Joel Souza was rushed to hospital after a prop gun misfired on the set of Baldwin's new movie Rust in New Mexico.

      Baldwin had FaceTimed his wife, Hilaria, just three hours before he was involved in the tragic accident.

      The 63-year-old looked tired and drawn with visible bags under his eyes and his blue face mask tucked around his chin in a picture shared on Hilaria's Instagram stories.

      He appeared to be sitting in a car as light streamed in through a window as he took the video call from his wife of nine years.

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      'Souza texted me to say he's out of hospital'

      Actress Frances Fisher said on Twitter that "Souza texted me that he's out of hospital."

      Asked whether Souza had been discharged, medical center spokesperson Arturo Delgado said he was not allowed to release information about patients.

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      What is Rust about?

      Rust, which was due to keep filming until November, is about a 13-year-old boy who is left to fend for himself and his younger brother after his parents' death in 1800s Kansas, according to the Internet Movie Database.

      The teenager is sentenced to hanging for accidentally killing a local rancher and goes on the run with his long-estranged grandfather, played by Alec Baldwin.

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      Who is Alec Baldwin?

      Alec Baldwin, the US actor who police say fired a prop gun that killed a cinematographer Thursday, sprang to fame as a 1990s Hollywood leading man before mounting a mid-career comeback as a charismatic media mogul on television comedy "30 Rock."

      Baldwin was acting in and co-producing "Rust," a 19th-century Western about an accidental killing, when he discharged a prop gun, killing the film's cinematographer and wounding its director, US law enforcement officers said.

      More recently known for his "Saturday Night Live" impersonations of former president Donald Trump, Baldwin has also made headlines for his marriage — and acrimonious divorce — to Kim Basinger, outspoken political views and hot temper.

      Born in 1958, the oldest and most famous of four actor brothers, Baldwin cut his teeth on 1980s television shows such as "Knot's Landing," before breaking through with lead roles in movies "Beetlejuice" and "The Hunt for Red October."

      Baldwin played the lover of Basinger in 1991's "The Marrying Man," striking up a chemistry that would lead to their real-life wedding in 1993, and a Steve McQueen remake "The Getaway" the following year.

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      Alec Baldwin distressed after fatal shooting

      A picture shows Alec Baldwin close to the curb with his hands on his knees.

      Alec was filming a scene on the set of his new Western movie, Rust, that required him to fire a gun that was supposed to be loaded with blanks.

      However, tragedy struck when the gun discharged either shrapnel or a bullet, which hit two people on set including director of photography, Halyna Hutchins.

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      'Devastating news'

      Reacting to today's shocking news, the Cinematographers Guild have released a statement.

      It 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."

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      HOW MANY BROTHERS DOES ALEC HAVE?

      The 63-year-old actor has three brothers in the industry: Stephen, Bill and Daniel.

      All of the Baldwin brothers work in the entertainment industry.

      Born to mother Carol Newcomb Baldwin and father Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr., the famous brothers were raised in a Catholic family of French and Irish descent.

      The brothers also have two sisters: Jane Sasso, 56, and Elizabeth Keuchler, 66.

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      Brandon Lee's sister addresses fatal shooting

      The sister of late actor Brandon Lee has said "no-one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set", after Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of a western, killing a cinematographer.

      Lee, 28, the son of martial arts superstar Bruce Lee, was killed in 1993 after he was shot on the set of the film The Crow.

      The gun was supposed to have fired a blank, but a post mortem examination found a .44-calibre bullet lodged near his spine.

      An incident on the New Mexico set of Baldwin's film Rust killed director of photography Halyna Hutchins, while director Joel Souza was also injured and taken to hospital.

      A statement on Lee's official Twitter account, which is run by Lee's sister Shannon, said: "Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins and to Joel Souza and all involved in the incident on 'Rust.'

      "No one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set. Period."

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      Where did the shooting take place?

      The shooting at Bonanza Creek Ranch just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico happened in the middle of a scene that was either being rehearsed or filmed – with the incident potentially being caught on camera, officials confirmed.

      The TV and film star was "unaware" about the type of ammunition in the gun, according to Deadline. 

      Due to today's events, filming has been paused, with a rep saying: “Production has been halted for the time being on Rust. The safety of our cast and crew remains our top priority."

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