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Director Joel Souza Spotted In Sling After Being Injured In Fatal Shooting On Set Of Alec Baldwin’s 'Rust'

Oct. 29 2021, Published 7:52 p.m. ET

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Joel Souza — the director who was injured on set of the Alec Baldwin movie Rust — was spotted at his home following the fatal accident.

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In photos obtained by the New York Post, on Thursday, October 28 —the 48-year-old appeared to be recovering from his injuries as he was spotted outside of his Palo Alto residence with his arm tucked in a sling.

According to the outlet — the filmmaker was released from Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in New Mexico a day after the accident and returned home to California.

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Souza later released a statement mourning the loss of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins as he said — “I am gutted by the loss of my friend and colleague, Halyna … My thoughts are with her family at this most difficult time.”

As OK! previously reported — on Thursday, October 22 — the 30 Rock actor accidentally discharged a loaded firearm while rehearsing a scene on the Santa Fe movie set. The gunfire injured the director and tragically took Hutchins' life.

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On Wednesday, October 27 — the Sante Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies — confirmed that the film's armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the man who allegedly handed the gun to Baldwin — assistant director David Halls — as well as the actor himself would all be active parts of the shooting investigation.

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"It’s too early right now in the investigation to comment on charges," Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza stated. When asked about Baldwin specifically — the DA added, "No one has been ruled out."

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Following the horrifying ordeal — the Boss Baby star released a statement via Instagram that said — “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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"I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family," Baldwin added.


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