Cinematographer Helena Hutchins dies after being accidentally shot by actor on set
Alec Baldwin was told not to live in New Mexico while the shooting of the “Rust” movie is under investigation, Granthshala News can confirm.
Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer, Juan Rios, told Granthshala News, “Nobody has been charged or arrested. So you don’t impose these kinds of things on people.”
“And we’ve always been of the mindset that if people don’t live here, they’re going to continue to cooperate with investigators,” he said.
On Thursday, Baldwin accidentally shot two people, killed “Rust” cinematography Helena Hutchins, and injured “Rust” director Joel Souza after he said it was “cold” or unloaded. was, per affidavit, after being told it was “cold” or unloaded.
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The western film was being filmed at Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico and currently, the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.
The production company also confirmed that it will “internal review our processes when production stops” and will provide mental health services to the cast and crew in light of the tragedy.
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“The safety of our cast and crew is the top priority of everyone associated with Rust Productions and the company. Although we were not made aware of any official complaints regarding weapon or prop safety on set, we will be reviewing our processes internally. While production is closed. We will continue to cooperate with Santa Fe officials in their investigation and provide mental health services to the cast and crew during this tragic time,” the producer said in a statement obtained by Granthshala News.
Baldwin made a statement on social media on Friday regarding Hutchins’ death. He offered condolences to Hutchins’ family and called the shooting an accident.
“There are no words to express my shock and sadness about the tragic accident that took the lives of a wife, mother and our highly admired colleague, Helena Hutchins,” he said on Twitter on Friday morning.
“I am fully cooperating with the police investigation to find out how this tragedy happened and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart goes out to her husband, Broken for his son and all those who knew and loved Halina,” the actor concluded.
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Hutchins’ husband, Matthew, told Granthshala News on Friday, a day after his wife’s death, that he had contacted Baldwin.
“I’ve talked with Alec Baldwin, and he’s being very supportive,” Matthew Hutchins told Granthshala News.
Baldwin was seen with Matthew and his 9-year-old son in Santa Fe. There was an emotional meeting between the two in which they were photographed hugging each other.