It isn’t common to die because of a prop gun, right? But a similar situation happened on the set of ‘Rust’, where famous cinematographers Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza was shot. As per the medical officials, Hutchins who was 42 years old died on the way to hospital and Souza who is 48 years old remains hospitalized. No much report has been received from hospital side yet.
Alec Baldwin was expected to be the prime suspect as he discharged a prop gun on the set. The authorities has taken Alec Baldwin under custody for their investigation. Later Baldwin was released with no charges. The investigation is still going on and the shooting for the ‘Rust’ TV series has taken a halt. The producers and other major people related to the shooting have stated that ‘the cast safety is our first priority’.
The final statement from the investigation that was stated by the authorities is ‘This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives’.
As per sources, after the scene, investigators and detectives came over the crime scene at Bonanza Creek Ranch. According to them, a principal castmember i.e. Bladwin cocked a gun and shot the major cast on the screen, Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza. The whole crime was shut and lockdown was implemented so that the authority could investigate the whole scene in detail. It was clear that Bladwin wasn’t aware about the authenticity of the weapon and took the action without knowing.
Ms. Hutchins was immediately taken in a helicopter to the University of New Mexico Hospital where she was announced dead. Whereas Souza was taken to the Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center by an ambulance where she is going medical surgeries and treatment. The situation was unfortunate, authorities and officials are searching for the person who got an actual gun and switched it with a prop gun. Negligence was observed but cannot be considered under consciousness.
Halyna Hutchins’s Instagram profile handle is @halynahutchins. She has 16K followers. Her hometown is Los Angeles. She is known as cinematographer in the professional world. Halyna’s account is filled up with amazing pictures and nature posts. She mentioned herself as the restless dreamer.
Her death was unexpected and sudden. Police investigating the case whether she died accidentally or murder. According to reports, she died from prop gun while on shooting.