A GoFundMe page has received more than $210,000 in donations for the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was shot dead by actor Alec Baldwin in a movie-set mishap last week.
The fundraising page, created by Local 600 of the International Cinematographers Guild, Hutchins’ union, sought to raise $10,000 for the 42-year-old married mom — but quickly blew that goal out of the water in just two days.
“Local 600 mourns the passing of Halyna Hutchins, a Director of Photography who died from injuries sustained on the set of ‘Rust’ in New Mexico on Thursday,” the page says.
“Halyna is survived by her husband, Matthew, and her 9-year-old son. In memory of Halyna, Local 600 has set up this GoFundMe page to help raise funds for her family at this difficult time. We encouraged you to donate.”
As of Monday evening, 2,700 people had donated to the fund, with individual contributions as high as $3,000.
Hutchins was on the set of the upcoming Western when Baldwin, as part of a scene, fired a real gun being used as a prop and struck her in the torso, mortally wounding her.
Director Joel Souza, 48, was also struck and wounded.
Baldwin thought he had been handed a gun loaded with blanks — but was inadvertently given a weapon with a real bullet by Assistant Director David Hall, authorities have said.
The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation into the incident but has not announced any charges in the case.
Union members had walked off the set of “Rust” before the shooting to protest its working conditions, including “poor gun safety.”