Addison Nunley '23, Staff Writer

On October 28, 2021, Alec Baldwin American actor was on the set making the new movie Rust. On these sets, there are many props such as fake guns, fake trees and even fake money.

On this particular day Baldwin was using a “fake” gun for the movie and was pointing it at the camera practicing his scene, when it accidentally fired and killed the cinematographer Hayla Hutchins.

When investigating, the director who was injured during the incident said “he had believed that the gun was safe” and that it had been described as a “cold gun” in firearm safety announcements. He said that guns on the film’s set were typically checked by the film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, and then checked again by Dave Halls, the assistant director, who would hand them to the actors.

While standing watching the camera views, the director (Souza) was shot and started grabbing the midsection and started falling backward when Souza realized he was bleeding from his shoulder. Hutchins got shot in the chest area and was pronounced dead on Thursday at a local, Mexican hospital.

After the incident, Baldwin and his wife both posted a statement saying how sorry they were for the Hutchins family and their loss. Day by day there have been updates on this case, so keep a lookout for more information.

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