“There were large amounts of ammunition on the set”

Alec Baldwin, in shock, stands on the side of the road outside the sheriff’s offices in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. This photo was taken after the questioning about the shot on the «Rust» set.

The Bonanza Creek Ranch serves as the setting for the western. Here the accident happened with the loaded prop weapon.

Jensen Ackles (right) is in “Rust” next to Baldwin in front of the camera. He commented on his professional relationship with cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on Instagram. The actor gained wide fame through his role as Dean Winchester in “Supernatural”, alongside Jared Padalecki (left).

Hailey Bieber, formerly Baldwin, is Alec’s niece. She extends her condolences to the Hutchins family and wishes them strength.

Alec Baldwin, in shock, stands on the side of the road outside the sheriff’s offices in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. This photo was taken after the questioning about the shot on the «Rust» set.

The Bonanza Creek Ranch serves as the setting for the western. Here the accident happened with the loaded prop weapon.

Jensen Ackles (right) is in “Rust” next to Baldwin in front of the camera. He commented on his professional relationship with cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on Instagram. The actor gained wide fame through his role as Dean Winchester in “Supernatural”, alongside Jared Padalecki (left).

Hailey Bieber, formerly Baldwin, is Alec’s niece. She extends her condolences to the Hutchins family and wishes them strength.

Almost a week after the fatal shot on Alec Baldwin’s film set, the authorities want to present the first results of the investigation on Wednesday. A criminal charge is also up for discussion.

Many questions are still unanswered after the death of a camerawoman while shooting a film with Hollywood star Alec Baldwin. Now there could be the first answers. On Wednesday (local time), the authorities in Santa Fe, New Mexico, want to inform about the ongoing investigation in a press conference for the first time.

The responsible district attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said in advance in an interview with the “New York Times” that prosecution was possible in the case. “We haven’t ruled out anything yet,” Carmack-Altwies was quoted as saying on Tuesday. “At this point everything, including criminal charges, is on the table.”

The focus is currently on ballistic studies to clarify what type of ammunition was used and how it got into the weapon.

Carmack-Altwies said the investigation could take weeks or months before a possible charge could arise. There were “large amounts” of ammunition on the set, said the prosecutor of the “New York Times”. According to the police, three revolvers, used cartridges and ammunition were found in boxes, loose and in a belt pouch during the search of the filming location.

The 42-year-old camerawoman Halyna Hutchins was fatally injured in the incident during the filming of the western “Rust” on a film ranch in New Mexico last Thursday. Leading actor Baldwin had fired the gun during rehearsal for a scene. According to a police report, the assistant director told the actor when he handed over the pistol that it was a “cold weapon” without ammunition. According to his own statement, the assistant did not know that there was a cartridge in the weapon.



Director Joel Souza was injured in the shoulder in the incident, but was able to leave the hospital a little later. Souza was behind the camerawoman at the time of the fatal incident. Filming for the western has been suspended.

The assistant director who handed over the gun to Baldwin was dismissed in 2019 because of a similar incident in a film, reported numerous US media. During the shooting of “Freedom’s Path”, a sound technician was slightly injured after a prop gun went off unexpectedly, it was said, citing the production company of the film.

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According to media reports, criticism was also raised against the 24-year-old weapons master, who was responsible for the proper handling of all weapons on the set. “Rust” was only the second film in which she was involved in this role.

Suspicions about lax security precautions were also supported by a report on the news site “The Wrap”, according to which some crew members allegedly used live ammunition in their spare time to shoot beer cans. The sources were not named. Accordingly, such a target shooting would have taken place in the morning, a few hours before the fatal incident on the set, said “The Wrap” journalist Sharon Waxman the broadcaster CNN. One of these weapons was later passed on to Baldwin on the set.


dpa

 
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