Same shot from Alec Baldwin hit Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza: reports

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A projectile from a gun used by actor Alec Baldwin on the set of the movie “Rust” on Thursday passed through the body of the film’s director of photography before hitting the director of the film, according to reports.

The New York Post and Hollywood website Showbiz 411 have claimed to have received firsthand accounts of the tragic New Mexico shooting that resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and the injury of director Joel Souza.

After the incident, Baldwin appeared to be in shock, a source told Showbiz 411.

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“In all my years, I have never received a hot gun,” Baldwin reportedly said, using a term for a live ammunition gun.

Fox News has not independently confirmed the accounts published by the two media.

The same gunshot Thursday in New Mexico reportedly struck "Rust" cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, left, who later died, and director Joel Souza, who has since been discharged from a hospital after being injured.
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The same gunshot on Thursday in New Mexico reportedly hit “Rust” director of photography Halyna Hutchins, left, who later died, and director Joel Souza, who has since been discharged from a hospital after being injured.
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After filming, the set was quickly closed when ambulances arrived and a helicopter prepared to transport Hutchins to an Albuquerque trauma center where she later died. Souza was reportedly released from a Santa Fe hospital after receiving medical treatment, according to reports.

Souza, 48, was shot in one of his collarbones, the Showbiz 411 source said.

At the time of the shooting, Baldwin had “no idea” how injured Hutchins and Souza had been, a witness told the New York Post.

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Prior to the shooting, Baldwin was told he was handed a “bladed weapon,” meaning a gun that was unloaded, according to court documents filed in New Mexico on Friday, according to the Associated Press.

No charges have been filed in this case, according to reports. The incident is still under investigation by law enforcement and internal review by the company that produced the film.

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