‘Rust’ Director Joel Souza ‘Gutted by the Loss’ of Halyna Hutchins After Tragedy on Alec Baldwin Set

Filmmaker Joel Souza has released a statement after being hospitalized for a gunshot wound on the set where cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed when a prop gun was fired by Alec Baldwin.

Per Deadline, the “Rust” director said, “I am gutted by the loss of my friend and colleague, Halyna.

She was kind, vibrant, incredibly talented, fought for every inch and always pushed me to be better.” He added, “My thoughts are with her family at this most difficult time.

I am humbled and grateful by the outpouring of affection we have received from our filmmaking community, the people of Santa Fe, and the hundreds of strangers who have reached out…..

It will surely aid in my recovery.”Amid the firing of the prop firearm, Souza reportedly was struck in the shoulder by a bullet and then taken to Christus St.

Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico,

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