One shot fired by Alec Baldwin tore through two people on movie set

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The bullet Alec Baldwin fired from a prop gun first struck director of photography Halyna Hutchins — then exited her body and hit film director Joel Souza’s clavicle on the set of the upcoming film “Rust,” according to a report Friday.

The movie set was quickly locked down and Hutchins and Souza were rushed to a hospital via a helicopter, according to the report. Hutchins died while being transported.

The “Motherless Brooklyn” star went to the hospital to check on the condition of the filmmakers, where he learned he had killed Hutchins, according to the outlet.

the entrance to Bonanza Creek Ranch where Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer and wounded a director when he discharged a prop gun on the movie set of the film "Rust" in Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S., October 22, 2021.
The entrance to Bonanza Creek Ranch where Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer and wounded a director when he discharged a prop gun on the movie set of the film “Rust” in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Oct. 22, 2021.
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 “He had no idea how badly they were hurt or Halyna was dead,” the witness said.

After accidentally discharging the gun, 63-year-old Baldwin demanded to know why he’d been handed a loaded weapon, according to Showbiz411.com, which cited a witness.

“In all my years, I’ve never been handed a hot gun,” he said, according to the source.

Joel Souza and Halyna Hutchins
Joel Souza was injured when a prop gun fired by Alec Baldwin shot a real bullet. Halyna Hutchins was hit by the same bullet first and died.
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The $6 million-budget movie likely had meetings about safety, the source said.

“They had safety meetings every day but it was a Tier I movie, so they probably didn’t have more than 1 prop person,” the source said.

Hollywood sources say production of the flick has since been halted in the wake of the shooting, according to the outlet.

A distraught Alec Baldwin lingers in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's offices on Camino Justicia after being questioned on Oct. 20, 2021 about a shooting when a prop gun misfired earlier in the day on a local movie set.
A distraught Alec Baldwin lingers in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s offices on Camino Justicia after being questioned on Oct. 20, 2021 about a shooting when a prop gun misfired earlier in the day on a local movie set.
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Security guards stand near the entrance to Bonanza Creek Ranch on Friday where Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer and wounded a director when he discharged a prop gun.
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