The production company behind the Alec Baldwin Film Rust is offering condolences following the tragedy from the set.
After police said that a prop firearm discharge killed the director of photography Halyna Houtchins Directors who is injured Joel Souza Santa Fe, N.M, set of Rust on Thursday, Oct. 21, the Rust Movie Productions LLC team shared a message of grief in a statement obtained by E! News.
“The entire cast and crew have been devastated by today’s tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Halyna’s family and loved ones, “The statement was read. “We have halted production on the film for an undetermined period of time and are fully cooperating with the Santa Fe Police Department’s investigation. We will be providing counseling services to everyone connected to the film as we work to process this horrible event.”
According to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, Halyna and Joel were shot when Alec “discharged” a prop gun on the film’s set. Halyna, 42, was airlifted by helicopter to the University of New Mexico Hospital, pronounced dead from the injuries.