Santa Fe County Sherrif says Baldwin fired 'suspected live round' on 'Rust' set

The Santa Fe County Sheriff on Wednesday said the gun discharged by actor Alec Baldwin during a fatal incident on the set of “锈” fired asuspected live round.

Investigators believe they have recovered thelead projectileand shell casing from the ammunition that struck and killed the film’s director of photography, 哈莉娜·哈钦斯, 42, and injured director Joel Souza.
The facts are clear: a weapon was handed to Mr. 鲍德温. The weapon is functional and fired a live round, killing Ms. Hutchins and injuring Mr. Souza,” Sheriff Adan Mendoza said at a joint press conference between the Sante Fe County Sheriff’s Office and district attorney office.
    大约 500 rounds of ammunitiona combination of blanks, dummy and live roundshave been seized from the set, Mendoza said. He said they believe the lead projectile that was fired from the gun was recovered from Souza’s shoulder.
      A total of three guns were seized from the proximity of the incident, Mendoza added. In addition to the one believed to have been fired by Baldwin, one was altered and not functioning and the other was plastic.
        The evidence will be submitted to the FBI for further processing, 他说.
        Those who were in close proximity to the shooting have been interviewed and authorities are looking to also continue to interview the more than 100 people who were also present in different parts of the set.
          鲍德温, Armorer Hannah Reed-Gutierrez and assistant director David Halls have been cooperative with investigators, according to Mendoza.


          根据 an affidavit for a search warrant, Souza said he was shot in the shoulder and Hutchins was killed as Baldwin practiced drawing a prop gun during rehearsal for the Western at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe.
          The director told investigators Baldwin wassitting in a pew in a church building setting, and he was practicing a cross draw,” it is stated in the affidavit. A cross draw is when a shooter pulls the weapon from a holster on the opposite side of the body from the draw hand.
          Souza also said Hutchins wascomplaining about her stomach and grabbing her midsectionafter the shot was fired.
          Authorities said on Wednesday that they have recovered some camera footage but believe there is no footage of the actual incident.
          District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies also said during the press conference that prosecution will be initiated if facts and documents support charges andall options are on the tableregarding possible charges relating to the incident.

          Safety concerns

          较早, an affidavit for a search warrant for the movie set filed by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office and obtained by CNN affiliate KOAT contained information that the assistant director who handed Baldwin the prop firearm had yelledcold gun.
          Souza confirmed to investigators that he heard the termcold gun,” meaning it was unloaded.
          The assistant director, Dave Halls, was accused of a disregard for safety protocols during productions in 2019, two people who worked closely with him told CNN.
          Maggie Goll, an IATSE Local 44 prop maker and licensed pyrotechnician, said in a statement to CNN that while working on Hulu’sInto the DarkAnthology Series in February and May of 2019, Halls neglected to hold safety meetings and consistently failed to announce the presence of a firearm on set to the crew, as is protocol.
          Baldwin was seen looking visibly upset after the shooting on the “锈” set and said that he wasfully cooperatingwith authorities.
          “对于夺走 Halyna Hutchins 生命的悲惨事故,我无法用言语表达我的震惊和悲伤, 妻子, 母亲和我们敬佩的同事,” Baldwin tweeted after the tragedy. “我正在全力配合警方调查,以解决这起悲剧是如何发生的,我正在与她的丈夫保持联系, 向他和他的家人提供我的支持. 我为她丈夫心碎, 他们的儿子, and all who knew and loved Halyna.
          哈钦斯, who was a wife and mother, is being deeply mourned in the Hollywood community and remembered for her kindness.
            在星期三, Mendoza invited those with additional information regarding the set or additional information to contact the Sheriff’s office.
            I think there was some complacency on this set,” 他说. “I think there are some safety issues that need to be addressed by the industry and possibly by the state of New Mexico, but I’ll leave that up to the industry and the state to determine what those need to be.