'Rust' shooting: Chilling 911 call from set revealed as Halyna Hutchins lay dying
The audio from the 911 call made from the set of 'Rust' where Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot has been released
The audio from a 911 call placed from the set of the movie 'Rust' where Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot with a "prop gun" unloaded by Alec Baldwin reveals an even bigger tragedy. While Hutchins lay dead, there was mayhem on set which prompted everyone on set to run out. The caller identified herself as a script supervisor confirmed to the dispatcher that a "camerawoman" and the movie's "director" were shot. She said she was unaware of the gun being loaded with a real bullet.
By now, it's being widely reported that the lack of safety measures on the sets of 'Rust' was what led to the tragedy. Baldwin was holding the gun that fired projectiles at the award-winning DOP Halyna Hutchins and writer-director Joel Souza. Souza is expected to make a full recovery. An investigation revealed that the movie's 24-year-old armorer and daughter of veteran armorer Thell Gutierrez, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, placed one of the three weapons on a wooden structure while a scene from the movie was being enacted. This weapon was loaded with live rounds and was brought to Baldwin by assistant director Dave Halls who announced it was safe to use, unaware of the fact that it wasn't a "cold gun" like he assumed.
What was said in the 911 call made from the set of 'Rust'?
According to a report, the caller frantically relayed, "We have two injuries from a movie gunshot." She then became seemingly frustrated but it hasn't been determined as to who her frustration was directed towards. "They just f--king AD yelled at me at lunch talking about revisions," she said. "These motherf--kers … Did you see him come up to my desk and yell at me? He's supposed to check the guns. He's responsible for what happened."
The script supervisor was unaware about any "serious bleeding" before she handed over the phone to a male who said that both victims were "alert" and confirmed that there was "one wound on two individuals." A medic on set tended to both Hutchins and Souza at the time, the male said to the 911 dispatcher. He then gave instructions to reach the location on the ranch before hanging up the call.