The assistant director of the film “Rush” said he was “shocked and sad” after the accidental death of Halyna Hutchins. David Halls had admitted to investigators that he should have checked the weapon before the resumption of the fatal shooting.
In a statement to the New York Post , David Halls described a “talented” colleague and “friend” about the victim . “I hope that this tragedy will encourage the (film) industry to review its values and practices” to prevent such an accident from happening again, he added.
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was accidentally killed by shooting from Alec Baldwin during a rehearsal session in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on October 21.
No arrests at this stage of the investigation
This terrible accident fuels all possible speculation. At issue: the assistant director had earlier admitted to investigators that he should have checked the weapon but failed to do so . Indeed, he should have made sure all the cartridges were fake, he admitted.
Gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez-Reed and David Halls were responsible for the guns on the set of the Hollywood star produced Rush . They had to make sure they were harmless before putting them on the set.
The assistant director has not given more information as investigations continue to clarify the circumstances of the tragedy. Asked by AFP, his lawyer had not reacted Monday afternoon.