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Halyna Hutchins: Final Social Media Post From Cinematographer Alec Baldwin Shot In Shock Accident

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Halyna Hutchins: Final Social Media Post From Cinematographer Alec Baldwin Shot In Shock Accident

Halyna Hutchins' final ever post to social media showed just how much she enjoyed working on set.

The 42-year-old cinematographer had taken to Instagram to share footage from on set of Rust, a upcoming Western film which she was working on.

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The short clip saw Halyna on horseback with other people from the film’s crew.

She captioned the clip: “One of the perks of shooting a Western is you get to ride horses on your day off."

Hutchins, who was the director of photography in the Western film, was accidentally shot by film star and producer Alec Baldwin, when a prop gun misfired at the filming location in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Halyna was shot while on set (Credit: Instagram - Halyna Hutchins)
Halyna was shot while on set (Credit: Instagram - Halyna Hutchins)
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She was airlifted from the Bonanza Creek Ranch after the incident, and taken to University of New Mexico Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The film's director, Joel Souza, was also injured, but has since been discharged from hospital.

Friends of Halyna, whose previous credits included The Mad Hatter and Blindfire, have since taken to her Instagram to pay their respects.

Writer and director James Cullen wrote: “I will miss you my friend…. This is devastating,” while model Katya Harkova said: “I am going to miss you terribly.”

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Actor Armando Guiterrez added: “Rest in Peace Halyna. You will be missed.”

Halyna was well-loved in her profession (Credit: Instagram - halyna hutchins)
Halyna was well-loved in her profession (Credit: Instagram - halyna hutchins)

Police are investigating the incident. Baldwin was questioned following the shooting, and currently there have been no arrests or charges made.

In a statement, the Santa Fe Sheriff’s department said: “Santa Fe County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Bonanza Creek Ranch movie set of the western Rust, October 21, 2021, when a 911 caller reported a shooting on the set.

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"The sheriff’s office confirms that two individuals were shot on the set of Rust. Halyna Hutchins, 42, director of photography and Joel Souza, 48, director, were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin, 63, producer and actor." 

The statement continued: "Ms Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. 

Halyna worked in cinematography (Credit: Instagram Haylna Hutchins)
Halyna worked in cinematography (Credit: Instagram Haylna Hutchins)

"Mr Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Centre where he is undergoing treatment for his injuries.

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"This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. "Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives."

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Topics: News, TV And Film

Kimberley Bond
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