The gun that killed Halyna Hutchins was used for target shooting earlier today
As investigations continue into the accidental shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last Thursday, startling new reports seem to surface with each passing day. One of these reports (via The Envelope) suggests that the same pistol that killed Hutchins had been used earlier today by crew members as they went to “plinking,” the practice of practicing target practice with cans of beer.
According to the new report, the crew then returned to the set and the fatal shooting took place “a few hours later”. Asked to comment on the latest developments, the producers reissued the same statement they previously made after the crash.
“The safety of our cast and crew is a top priority for Rust Productions and everyone associated with the company. Although we have not been made aware of any official complaints regarding the safety of guns or accessories on the set, we will conduct an internal review of our procedures while production is shut down. We will continue to cooperate with the Santa Fe authorities in their investigation and to provide mental health services to the cast and crew during this time. tragic, ”the statement read.
In legal documents obtained by The Envelope over the weekend, Alec Baldwin – star and producer of Rust, the film which was filming at the time, repeated a scene in which the camera looked at the barrel of the weapon. Prior to filming, said documents suggest that the first AD David Halls “confirmed that it was a ‘cold gun'”.
The day after the shooting, Baldwin issued his own statement through his representatives.
“There are no words to express my shock and sadness over the tragic accident that claimed the life of Halyna Hutchins, a deeply admired wife, mother and colleague,” Baldwin said in a statement. “I am fully cooperating with the police investigation to explain how this tragedy happened and I am in contact with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son and all. those who knew and loved Halyna. “
Rust coxswain Joel Souza was also injured in the incident but has since been released from hospital.