Audio from 911 during Alec Baldwin shooting called for helicopter “quickly”


Authorities in New Mexico have requested that a helicopter be dispatched “promptly” following the filming of Alec Baldwin’s film set. Audio / Broadcasting

Audio of the 911 call made by team members after the tragic accident on set that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins has been shared online.

The film crew called emergency services after Alec Baldwin accidentally fired a loaded gun, unaware it was loaded, killing the famous cinematographer and injuring director Joel Souza.

“We shot two people,” a woman can be heard saying on the initial 911 call.

After their arrival, authorities can be heard asking dispatchers to “go ahead and get a helicopter quickly”.

Alec Baldwin talks on the phone in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office in Santa Fe. Photo / Jim Weber / Santa Fe New Mexican via AP
Alec Baldwin talks on the phone in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office in Santa Fe. Photo / Jim Weber / Santa Fe New Mexican via AP

This photo provided by Adam Egypt Mortimer shows cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of "Sworn enemy" in January 2020 in Los Angeles.  Photo / AP
This photo provided by Adam Egypt Mortimer shows cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of “Archenemy” in January 2020 in Los Angeles. Photo / AP

Dispatchers were then informed that the helicopter had not yet taken off as they “were still trying to stabilize the patient”.

Hutchins was airlifted to the University of New Mexico hospital in Albuquerque, where she eventually died of her injuries.

Joel Souza was treated in a hospital in Santa Fe and was later released.

Production of the film was immediately halted.

Alec Baldwin spoke of the “tragic accident” that occurred when he fired the propeller pistol.

A spokesperson for Baldwin said a propeller pistol with blanks had misfires. A spokesperson for the Santa Fe County Sheriff said detectives were investigating what type of projectile was fired and how. No immediate charges were laid.

It was not clear whether Baldwin was playing at the time of the shooting or how many shots were fired, and little was known about the weapon.

“There are no words to express my shock and sadness over the tragic accident that claimed the life of Halyna Hutchins, a deeply admired wife, mother and colleague. I fully cooperate with the police investigation.” , wrote Baldwin on Twitter. “My heart is broken for her husband, their son and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

– with PA

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