‘Rust’ director describes ‘incredibly loud explosion’

“There was an incredibly loud bang,” Souza, who was seriously injured in the incident, said Friday (March 1). according to media reports appears as a witness in the trial of gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez-Reed (24) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. “It felt like I had been hit in the shoulder with a baseball bat,” he said. “I remember it clearly.”

He staggered back and screamed from the force of the blow. He fell to the ground and then saw blood on the back of the cameraman lying next to him.

Souza was hit by the same bullet that killed camerawoman Hutchins during the October 2021 incident. At the trial, he said he couldn’t believe he was hit by a real bullet. He told the doctors: “You don’t understand. It was a movie. There’s no way there were live rounds in there.”

The director goes on to describe how, after the shooting, he saw the gunsmith Gutierrez-Reed, who now faces trial for manslaughter. “She looked upset,” Souza said. “I remember her saying, ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry, Joel.’ And I remember someone yelling at her and they took her out.”

Alec Baldwin will also appear in court soon

Gutierrez-Reed’s trial began last week in New Mexico before a jury will decide whether the 24-year-old is responsible for Hutchins’ accidental death.

Also Alec Baldwin The trial will take place this year. It will also take place in Santa Fe starting July 9th. In early February, the actor pleaded not guilty in court to manslaughter in connection with the shooting.

The tragic incident occurred on October 21, 2021, on the set of the western film Rust. The rap gun that Alec Baldwin held during rehearsal was apparently loaded with live ammunition and exploded. How this could happen is still unclear. (no/stain)
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