Cinematographer Helena Hutchins is killed, while director Joel Souza is injured
Audio from a 911 call taken from the set of Alec Baldwin’s “Rust” movie shows a caller blaming someone on set for Thursday’s accidental shooting that killed one person and injured another .
Two people were accidentally shot on the set of the film when 63-year-old Baldwin discharged a prop gun. Director of photography Helena Hutchins and director Joel Souza were killed in this shot, who have been released from hospital.
“Bonanza Creek Ranch and we had two people accidentally shot on film set by a prop gun,” says the caller. “We need help immediately.”
The caller, who identified himself as the script supervisor, confirmed that it was the film’s “director” and “camerawoman” who were shot and said that they were not aware that the gun was loaded with real bullets. Or not.
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“We’ve got two injuries from a movie gun shot,” she echoed. The caller appears to have become very disappointed, but it is not clear where the frustration was directed.
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“They just f–king Eddie yelled at me talking about lunch amendments,” she said. “Ye motherf – kers… did you see him coming to my desk and yelling at me? He should check the guns. He’s responsible for what happened.”
The caller said that the accidental shooting happened during a rehearsal on the set of New Mexico, causing “everyone” to “run out”.
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Script supervisors were unaware whether there had been any “severe bleeding” before giving the call to a male, who said the victims were “alert” and confirmed that “two persons had a wound.”
He said there was a doctor on the set who was treating Hutchins and Souza at the time.
The man instructed them to search the field before the call ended.
Granthshala News’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report