Alec Baldwin film set shooting: Panicked 911 call revealed

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A panicked 911 call made following the accident on the set of the film 'Rust', that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza, reveals a crew member 'blaming a colleague'.

The phone call, obtained by TMZ, was made after star and executive producer of the movie Alec Baldwin fired the prop gun - which was loaded with real bullets - that killed Halyna.

This photo shows the Bonanza Creek Ranch one day after an incident
Crew members called 911 to ask for help 'immediately' after the accident. Photo: AAP

"We‘ve had two people accidentally shot on a movie set by a prop gun," the film’s script supervisor Mamie Mitchell can be heard telling the operator.

"We need help immediately."

The crew member went on to explain to the dispatch that they had left the building where the accident occurred during rehearsals, and that she did not know how serious the bleeding on either victim was.


She then stops answering the operator's questions, appearing to speak to another person on the set, when she can be heard saying: "he‘s supposed to check the guns, he’s responsible."

A man can then be heard taking over the call, explaining that at that point, both victims were alert and that a medic was tending to them.

A photo of Halyna Hutchins using camera equipment. Photo: Instagram/halynahutchins.
A photo of Halyna Hutchins using camera equipment. Photo: Instagram/halynahutchins.
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Baldwin was reportedly 'inconsolable for hours'. Photo: AAP

Sadly Hutchins died after she was airlifted to hospital, while Souza received emergency care at another hospital.

It comes as a shocking new report claims the prop gun had been used by crew members offsite for fun.

According to TMZ multiple sources linked to the production have claimed the gun was used for 'target practice' and fired at off-the-clock gatherings. It also revealed the live ammunition and blank rounds were stored in the same area.

Officials have not confirmed the claims, TMZ said.

The gun Baldwin fired was handed to the actor with a live round loaded, according to the warrant from the ongoing police investigation.

In the warrant, it's revealed assistant director Dave Halls handed Baldwin the gun, telling him it was "cold" before he fired it.

Security guards stand behind a locked gate at the entrance to the Bonanza Creek Ranch
The set of Rust was shut down after the incident. Photo: Getty

According to the Associated Press, the assistant director was also unaware that the gun was loaded when he gave it to the actor.

The gun was one of three laid on a cart by the film's armourer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed.

It's unknown at this stage how many rounds were fired.

Alec Baldwin was reportedly "inconsolable for hours" after the incident. The 63-year-old is believed to have cancelled all future projects and is going "to take some time to himself and re-centre himself", a source told PEOPLE.

In a statement on Twitter Baldwin wrote: "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."

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