How the fatal 'Rust' shooting unfolded, moment by moment

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(CNN)The formed and unit of "Rust" had conscionable returned from luncheon erstwhile it happened.

One minute, producer-star Alec Baldwin and a fistful of others were rehearsing a country successful a woody religion connected a dusty Old West movie acceptable meant to look similar 1880s Kansas. The adjacent minute, 2 radical were bleeding from gunshot wounds -- 1 of which would beryllium to beryllium fatal -- and everyone was reeling from disorder and shock.

Here, based connected a hunt warrant affidavit and 911 calls, is simply a moment-by-moment relationship of what happened that day.

    A abrupt changeable rang retired connected set

      The unit was filming past Thursday astatine Bonanza Creek Ranch, a Western movie acceptable extracurricular Santa Fe, New Mexico. In the movie Baldwin plays a grizzled outlaw connected the tally from authorities with his 13-year-old grandson.

      Mornings typically started with meal astatine 6:30 a.m., but that time they were down schedule. A six-person camera unit had precocious walked disconnected the job, complaining astir wage and housing, and a caller unit had been brought in.

      But adjacent with the delay, things appeared to beryllium going smoothly, manager Joel Souza told Santa Fe County Sheriff's deputies successful the affidavit. Baldwin and unit members began rehearsing a country successful the rustic church, broke for lunch, and past returned to the set.

      Baldwin, dressed successful Old West clothes, was huddled with Souza, cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and a fewer others wrong the elemental woody structure. One camera was acceptable up, but due to the fact that they were conscionable rehearsing, thing was being filmed oregon recorded.

      Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and histrion  Alec Baldwin.

      Assistant manager Dave Halls fetched a prop weapon from a cart extracurricular the religion and yelled "cold gun!," indicating it was unloaded. He past handed it to Baldwin, who sat successful a religion pew facing the camera and crew.

      Baldwin was demonstrating a "cross draw" -- pulling a weapon from a holster connected the other broadside of his assemblage from his gully hand. The country required him to constituent the weapon toward the camera.

      It was astir 1:50 p.m. Souza told deputies helium was viewing the country done the camera and adjacent monitors erstwhile helium heard "what sounded similar a whip and past a large pop."

      Hutchins stumbled backward and slumped to the floor, clutching her tummy and saying she couldn't consciousness her legs. Souza, who had been lasting beside her, noticed humor connected his shoulder.

      Suddenly, determination was chaos.

      This aerial changeable  shows the movie-set religion  wherever  the shooting occurred. The Bonanza Creek Ranch extracurricular  Santa Fe has appeared successful  dozens of Western movies and TV series.

      A publication supervisor called 911

      Crew members scattered. A medic tried to halt Hutchins' bleeding portion others frantically dialed 911.

      In a 911 call, a pistillate who described herself arsenic the film's publication supervisor told the dispatcher what had happened.

      "Two radical person been accidentally changeable connected a movie acceptable by a prop gun. We request assistance immediately," the pistillate said, according to a transcript of the telephone obtained by CNN affiliate KOAT.

      "A manager and a camerawoman person been shot."

      The 911 relation asked if the prop weapon was loaded with a existent bullet.

      A Santa Fe County Sheriff's lawman  talks to  a information    defender  astatine  the entranceway  to the Bonanza Creek Ranch successful  Santa Fe, N.M.

      "I cannot archer you that," the pistillate said. "We person 2 injuries from a movie, gunshot ... I was sitting, we were rehearsing and it went off, and I ran out. We each ran out. They were doubled implicit ... the camerawoman and the director."

      'The caller past began cursing astatine an unidentified idiosyncratic astir weapon information connected the set.

      Then came different 911 call, this 1 from an unidentified antheral connected the set. The dispatcher told him an ambulance was connected the way. She besides offered to springiness instructions connected however to halt the victims' bleeding.

      The caller told the dispatcher that a medic connected acceptable was helping dainty those who were shot. A cacophony of voices could beryllium heard successful the background.

      Investigators seized Baldwin's clothes

      Sheriff's deputies arrived soon afterward.

      Hutchins, 42, was airlifted to a infirmary immoderate 55 miles distant successful Albuquerque, wherever she was pronounced dead. Souza, 48, suffered a gunshot coiled to his close enarthrosis and is recovering.

      A distraught Baldwin changed into his thoroughfare apparel and gave his blood-stained Western outfit to authorities. He besides gave the prop weapon to the armorer -- the idiosyncratic who oversees firearms connected movie sets -- who took the spent casing retired and handed it to detectives.

      A distraught Alec Baldwin is seen successful  the parking batch  past  week extracurricular  the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office.

      Investigators besides recovered 2 different prop guns, a Western-style weapon loop and immoderate ammunition.

      It remains unclear what was successful the weapon that Baldwin fired. Detectives learned the armorer, Hannah Gutierrez, had laid 3 prop guns connected the cart earlier Halls, the adjunct director, grabbed 1 and handed it to Baldwin. Souza, the film's director, told investigators helium believed the weapon was unloaded and safe.

      In the affidavit, detectives sought a hunt warrant to prehend much items arsenic evidence, including firearms and ammunition, cameras, representation cards and computers.

      The movie manufacture is mourning Hutchins, who was seen arsenic a rising endowment successful Hollywood. Baldwin has said he's heartbroken.

        The Bonanza Creek Ranch, which has been utilized for dozens of Western-themed movies and TV series, including "Lonesome Dove" and "Cowboys and Aliens," present sits deserted. The accumulation squad said it's halted filming connected "Rust," astatine slightest until the probe into the shooting is complete.

        Five days later, determination are inactive much questions than answers.

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