Gun used by Alec Baldwin in fatal accident ‘handed to him by assistant director’

More particulars have emerged from the fatal accident involving Hollywood star Alec, a prop gun ‘loaded with a dwell spherical’ and tragic cinematographer Halyna Hutchins

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The gun used by Alec Baldwin in a fatal taking pictures accident on a movie set was handed to him by an assistant director, authorized paperwork have proven.

Tragedy caught on the set of 63-year-old Alec’s newest movie, Rust, when he fired a prop gun – by chance okay illing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza.

The incident passed off at a 2,000-acre ranch in New Mexico – with police opening an investigation following the fatal taking pictures on Thursday.

While a police warrant has uncovered particulars of the moments main up to the fatal accident – and the names of an armourer and assistant director have been revealed by way of a name sheet from the movie.

Alec Baldwin was handed the prop gun concerned in a fatal on-set tragedy by an assistant director



The MailOnline reports that an armourer: “laid out three prop guns on a cart outside the filming location.”

And that an assistant director named Dave Halls subsequently: “grabbed the gun from the cart and brought it inside to Baldwin, unaware that it was loaded with live rounds.”

They additionally experiences that Mr Halls shouted: “Cold gun!” to signify that the weapon could be secure to use on set, earlier than handing the prop to Alec.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died after being by chance shot by Alec Baldwin


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The Wall Street Journal has recognized the movie’s armourer as 24-year-old Hanna Gutierrez Reed – who’s the daughter of esteemed armorer and firearms advisor Thell Reed, who reportedly educated her: “from a young age”.

Meanwhile, TMZ reports {that a} warrant has revealed the gun used by Alec was: “loaded with a live round.”

They report: “The warrant says the assistant director didn’t know the gun was loaded, but it doesn’t mention who actually loaded the gun.”

And they go on to report that Alec’s: “blood-stained costume from the movie has been taken as evidence, as well as the gun that went off, plus other prop guns and ammo being used on set.”

The police investigation up to now has additionally reported that 42-year-old Halyna had been: “shot in the chest” – the place earlier experiences have acknowledged she was shot in the abdomen.

Halyna was flown to University of New Mexico Hospital however was sadly pronounced lifeless when she arrived.

Meanwhile, 48-year-old director Joel has reportedly been discharged from hospital after he was handled after being hit by a bullet throughout the incident.

Details from the police experiences and warrant additionally revealed the bullet struck Joel in the shoulder as he was: “stood behind Halyna” when she was shot.

Further experiences have revealed numerous unionised crew walked out on the movie a day earlier than the accident due to disputes over work circumstances – and had been “replaced by locals”.

The New York Post reports the unnamed prop grasp who oversaw the gun used in the fatal taking pictures had been: “just brought in” to exchange unionised employees who had walked out.

The LA Times claims crew had organised a walkout due to considerations over having lodging for his or her filming an hour away from location – with some crew allegedly too drained to drive the hour on the finish of the day.

It was reported that the crew who had been strolling out arrived to set on Thursday to discover that they had: “been replaced by locals” – elevating questions over the coaching and expertise the substitute crew had.

Alec is reportedly cooperating with police amid an ongoing investigation into the incident


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Alec launched an announcement on Friday as Hollywood reeled from the information of the devastating accident.

He wrote: “There aren’t any phrases to convey my shock and disappointment concerning the tragic accident that took the lifetime of Halyna Hutchins, a spouse, mom and deeply admired colleague of ours.

“I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

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