Candlelit vigil held for Halyna Hutchins after deadly shooting
The sheriff and district attorney investigating the fatal movie set shooting involving Alec Baldwin are due to hold a press conference on Wednesday, expected to provide the first concrete details about the incident which killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
It will come after Mary Carmack-Altwies, the DA, warned criminal charges were possible in the case because she “hadn’t ruled anything out”.
Meanwhile, an actor on Rust has said that a scene where he was shot at in the movie felt “life-threatening”. Ian A Hudson, who played an outlaw in the film, recalled an experience on set when he was exposed to gunfire while the camera and crew were protected by a shield.
“That made me question me being in front of the camera and being between all of that fire. When the rounds were released I did feel the blanks hitting my face and my body,” Hudson told TMZ.
Safety practices on the set of Rust are being investigated by authorities in New Mexico after Ms Hutchins’ death on Thursday.
Image of Halyna Hutchins on ‘Rust’ set emerges
An image of Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust has emerged, showing the cinematographer inside a church along with Alex Baldwin, another actor and other members of the crew.
In the photo Ms Hutchins can be seen near the middle of the group, wearing a white beanie hat.
The image was posted online by Serge Svetnoy, a colleague, who said it was the last taken of Ms Hutchins on set.
He said he was “standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Halyna during this fatal shot that took her life”.
Jon Sharman27 October 2021 09:54
Alec Baldwin shooting: Santa Fe district attorney says criminal charges are ‘on the table’
The Santa Fe County district attorney has said criminal charges are possible in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust.
Mary Carmack-Altwies told The New York Times she “hadn’t ruled anything out” in an interview on Tuesday.
Ms Carmack-Altwies said investigators were focusing on ballistics to determine what kind of round had killed Hutchins and who had placed the ammunition in the gun.
Jon Sharman27 October 2021 09:12
Sheriff and DA to hold press conference today
Law enforcement officials are set to announce the initial findings of their investigation into the movie-set shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
A prop gun discharged by actor Alec Baldwin killed Ms Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza.
Santa Fe County sheriff Adan Mendoza and district attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies were due to hold a press conference on Wednesday.
It promised the first detailed public comments by investigators about the killing of 42-year-old Ms Hutchins during an on-set rehearsal at a ranch outside Santa Fe.
The sequence of events on 21 October has baffled Hollywood professionals and prompted calls to better regulate movie-set firearms or even ban them in the age of seamless computer-generated imagery.
Court records say that an assistant director, Dave Halls, grabbed the gun from a cart and handed it to Mr Baldwin, indicating the weapon was safe…