Alec Baldwin’s brother Stephen reacts to accidental shooting on ‘Rust’ movie set

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Stephen Baldwin is asking for “prayers” after his brother Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed someone on the set of his latest film, “Rust.”

63-year-old Alec discharged a prop gun and killed the film’s cinematographer Helena Hutchins. Rust director Joel Souza was also injured but was discharged from the hospital.

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On Friday, Stephen posted his statement instagram In which it was written, “Friends to pray tonight, nothing more can be said than to pray for all those involved in the tragic in the wake of this tragic accident.” He captioned the post, “Psalm91.”

The incident took place on Thursday at Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe, new Mexico.

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“The entire cast and crew are completely devastated by today’s tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Helena’s family and loved ones,” a spokesperson for Rust Movies Productions LLC said in a statement obtained by Deadline.

“We have halted production on the film for an undetermined period and are cooperating fully with Santa Fe Police Department investigation,” the statement continued. “We will provide counseling services to everyone involved with the film as we work to process this horrific incident.”

As indicated in the statement, the authorities have started an investigation into the incident.

“Mr. Baldwin was questioned by investigators and released,” said a representative for the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, per the outlet. “No arrests or charges have been made.”

He added: “This investigation is open and active. No charges have been filed in relation to this incident. Interviews of witnesses by the detectives are on.”

A news release from the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said the deputies were dispatched to the set at around 1:50 p.m. local time, and the call indicated that one person had been shot.

Representatives for the Baldwin family, the production company and the victims did not immediately return Granthshala News’ request for comment.


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