BURBANK (CBSLA) – A vigil was held in Burbank on Sunday to honor the life of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who died after Alec Baldwin fired a propeller pistol on a film set in New Mexico.
Hutchins died on October 21 after being shot in the chest on the set of the movie “Rust”. She was airlifted to hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Joel Souza, a director, suffered a shoulder injury and has since been released.
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Court documents show deputy director Dave Halls handed the gun to the actor and shouted, “Cold gun!” The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said Halls was unaware the gun contained live ammunition, according to an depositor.
Investigators focus on the wooden, chapel-like structure on set with items of interest including video during the shoot, guns and computer hardware that may still be in the building.
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Investigators have already grabbed Baldwin’s old Western suit which appears to have bloodstains. The actor says it was a tragic accident and his heart is broken over the death of Hutchins.
Souza posted a statement on the Deadline Hollywood online news site, stating:
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“I am deeply moved by the loss of my friend and colleague, Halyna. She was kind, dynamic, incredibly talented, fought for every inch and always pushed me to be better. My thoughts are with his family at this most difficult time. “