Death on Rust set! Production halted.. Alec Baldwin fired the shot!


Alec Baldwin, 68, shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, on the set of upcoming film Rust

Baldwin fired a prop gun that ejected a ‘projectile’ which is thought to have hit Hutchins in the stomach

She was taken to hospital by air ambulance after the 1.50pm shooting, but was pronounced dead shortly after

Jel Souza, 48, the film’s writer-director, was also wounded and taken to hospital but has since been released

Baldwin was taken for questioning by police but was not arrested and has not been charged. He was pictured outside the sheriff’s office looking distraught – doubled over into the curb in grief and weeping on the phone

Sheriffs say the weapon was fired either during a scene or rehearsal for a scene, though it is not clear whether it was fired on purpose or by accident. It is not clear how the ‘projectile’ was loaded, with a probe ongoing