Big trouble for Alec Baldwin!
The fatal shooting incident involving Alec Baldwin has shocked Hollywood and sparked a series of questions about where the actor stands legally.
On Thursday, cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died and writer-director Joel Souza was injured after Baldwin discharged a prop gun on the set of his upcoming Western film Rust, on which he serves as star and producer.
Production on the movie has subsequently been halted as an investigation into the shooting by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office continues.
“This investigation remains open and active,” Santa Fe County Sheriff’s spokesperson Juan Rios said in a statement. “No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”
In a statement shared on Twitter on Friday, Baldwin has expressed his “shock and sadness” at the death of his colleague as he also shared that he is “fully cooperating” with the police investigation and is in touch with Hutchins’ family.
The Los Angeles Times published claims that camera crew members walked off set to protest working conditions just six hours before the fatal shooting occurred.