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Alec Baldwin shooting: Audio of emergency call reveals shock and confusion in moments immediately after the tragedy

The audio paints a picture of confusion and fear that must have prevailed on the Bonanza Creek Ranch set of Rust near Santa Fe, New Mexico.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: October 24, 2021 11:20:38 am
Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin inadvertently killed the film's 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. (Photo: AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Details of the 911 emergency call that was sent soon after the tragic incident on the set of the western movie Rust are out. It paints a picture of confusion and fear that must have prevailed on the Bonanza Creek Ranch set of the movie near Santa Fe, New Mexico.

In the incident, Alec Baldwin, actor and producer of the film, fired a shot from what he thought was a “cold gun,” which usually means an unloaded firearm or loaded with blanks, and thus harmless.

But the shot killed the film’s 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.

In the audio of the emergency call, obtained by TMZ, the caller says “We need help immediately. We need an ambulance at Bonanza Creek Ranch right now. We have two people shot on a movie set accidentally.”

Alec Baldwin speaks on the phone in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office in Santa Fe, N.M., after he was questioned about a shooting on the set of the film “Rust” on the outskirts of Santa Fe, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza, officials said. (Jim Weber/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)

The caller is identified in news reports as Mamie Mitchell, apparently a script supervisor as per IMDB.

Baldwin shared a statement on Twitter after the incident, expressing his “shock and sadness” about the tragic incident. He said, “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred.”

He added, “I am in touch with with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

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