Hundreds gathered Saturday to remember Halyna Hutchins as police continue their investigation into a shooting on the New Zealand film set of the Hollywood film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”
Fox News reported that a memorial service was held at the New Zealand Professional Cinematographers Guild in Wellington Saturday morning.
Director Martin McDonagh, who penned the script for the film and worked with Hutchins on the project, was among those who spoke at the service, which was attended by hundreds.
“The context is a tragedy that cannot be undone,” McDonagh said, according to the New Zealand Herald. “That being said, a number of us who work together were badly affected by what happened, and that hurts.”
Hutchins was a filmmaker and cinematographer, and suffered from cancer.
She was one of three people who were shot in the Thursday incident. A 47-year-old man then took his own life, according to the New Zealand Herald. Police have said they are working to piece together what led to the incident.
Hutchins’ husband, Russell Hutchins, was at the scene when the shooting occurred, according to Mashable. He is expected to leave the country following his wife’s death, due to strong feelings of isolation and stress, according to Mashable.
Other cast members, including comedian Sam Rockwell, singer Peaches Geldof and Taika Waititi, a popular director in New Zealand, are expected to arrive later this week.
The case remains under investigation.
By Andreea Alexandru Vasiliu