Brandon Lee’s sister breaks silence on Alec Baldwin shooting after brother’s set death

Brandon Bruce Lee was filming for The Crow in 1993 when he was fatally shot with a prop gun

Brandon Lee’s sister breaks silence on Alec Baldwin shooting after brother’s set deathByZara Woodcock

  • 09:09, 22 Oct 2021
  • Updated09:14, 22 Oct 2021
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Brandon Lee's sister Sharon Lee broke her silence after Alec Baldwin accidentally shot a prop firearm that killed a woman and injured a man on the set of his new movie Rust.

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He discharged a prop firearm that killed the director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, and also injured director Joel Souza.

Souza is now out of the hospital.

"Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins and to Joel Souza and all involved in the incident on Rust," a tweet from Lee's account – which is run by her – read.

"No one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set. Period."

Brandon Lee – who was the son of Bruce Lee – died in 1993 while he was filming for The Crow in North Carolina.

He was shot with a .44 Magnum revolver after another actor fired a prop gun at him thinking it was loaded with blanks.

The actor was 28 when he died. The shooting was ruled an accident due to negligence.

Brandon Lee in The Crow
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Speaking about Baldwin's accidental shooting, Santa Fe Sheriff's department said in a statement: "Santa Fe County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Bonanza Creek Ranch movie set of the western “Rust”, October 21, 2021, when a 911 caller reported a shooting on the set.

"The sheriff’s office confirms that two individuals were shot on the set of Rust. Halyna Hutchins, 42, director of photography and Joel Souza, 48, director, were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin, 63, producer and actor."

The statement continued: "Ms Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel.

"Mr Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Centre where he is undergoing treatment for his injuries.

Lee's sister tweeted out her condolences

"This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives."

Police are investigating the incident and have questioned Baldwin following the shooting. No arrests or charges had been filed.

The local newspaper, Santa Fe New Mexican, said that Alec was seen looking distraught outside the sheriff's office on Thursday.

Halyna Hutchins was the director of photography
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Souza is now out of the hospital
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Production for the Western film has been suspended and a spokesperson for Rust Movies Productions LLC released a statement offering condolences to Halyna’s family.

The statement read: "The entire cast and crew has been absolutely devastated by today’s tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Halyna’s family and loved ones.

"We have halted production on the film for an undetermined period of time and are fully cooperating with the Santa Fe Police Department’s investigation.

"We will be providing counseling services to everyone connected to the film as we work to process this awful event."

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