Donald Trump Jr. is selling t-shirts on his website that mock the fatal shooting of a woman on a Hollywood set when Alec Baldwin accidentally fired a prop gun.
The classless act followed several attempts by Trump Jr. to mock Baldwin on his Instagram account, with much criticism to follow.
Trump Jr.’s reaction:
“Screw all the sanctimony I’m seeing out there. If the shoe was on the other foot Alex Baldwin would literally be the first person pissing on everybody’s grave trying to make a point. F*ck him!”
New Details on the Shooting Investigation
New documents based on interviews with those on the film crew revealed more details of the fatal accident.
According to the documents, Baldwin was sitting in a church pew on the set of the film while rehearsing a scene that involved drawing a revolver and pointing it at the camera. Hutchins and Souza were viewing the camera angle, Souza told detectives. Souza, who was shot in the shoulder, was standing behind Hutchins.
It was then that Souza said he heard “what sounded like a whip and then a loud pop” when the gun went off, according to the documents.
When the gun was discharged, he says he recalled Hutchins grabbing her midsection and then stumbling before being helped to the ground. He told detectives she said she couldn’t feel her legs.
- Further details revealed that a camera crew had quit, leaving only one camera to work with. The crew left for lunch at approximately 12:30pm, and the props had been checked before lunch. Souza said he wasn’t sure if the guns had been checked after lunch.
- Souza said three people would typically handle guns on set. Firearms would first be checked by the film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, before being checked by Assistant Director Dave Halls, who would then give a firearm to an actor for his or her scene. Weapons would be inspected for any live rounds, while no one would be checked for live ammunition on their person.
- A cameraman near the accident said that Baldwin was in the middle of explaining how he would draw the weapon for the scene. The film crew was still setting up, so no one was recording at the time. The cameraman also noted that Baldwin had been especially careful with handling weapons, making sure there wasn’t a child nearby when he was discharging a gun.