“Rust” director Joel Souza was released from the hospital Friday after he was accidentally shot and cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed on the set of his film Thursday.
An individual close to the production told him The New York Times On the Friday afternoon that Souza had been released, and Frances Fisher, one of the stars of “Rust”, also tweeted On Friday she had spoken with Souza and found out that he had been released.
A representative for the film did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Souza was previously reported to have been injured when a shot was fired from a support pistol fired by Alec Baldwin, killing Hutchins and wounding Souza. It was unclear what condition Souza was in, and the source who spoke to the New York Times was not authorized to discuss the details of the case publicly.
According to law enforcement statements, Hutchins was shot around 1:50 p.m. local time Thursday and died of her injuries after being airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. The case is still being investigated by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department. No charges have been filed.
Joel Souza is a San Francisco-based writer and filmmaker known for the film “Crown Vic” and “Break Night.” Production of “Rust” was suspended in the wake of the tragedy.
“Ruse” stars Baldwin, who also co-produces the film under his El Dorado Pictures banner, alongside Jensen Ackles from “Supernatural.” Souza writes and directs. Production began earlier this month at Bonanza Creek Movie Ranch, south of Santa Fe.