Gun used by Alec Baldwin in fatal accident 'handed to him by assistant director'
More details have emerged from the fatal accident involving Hollywood star Alec, a prop gun 'loaded with a live round' and tragic cinematographer Halyna Hutchins
Tragedy stuck on the set of 63-year-old Alec’s latest film, Rust, when he fired a prop gun – accidentally killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza.The incident took place at a 2,000-acre ranch in New Mexico – with police opening an investigation following the fatal shooting on Thursday.
While a police warrant has uncovered details of the moments leading up to the fatal accident – and the names of an armourer and assistant director have been revealed via a call sheet from the film. 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 also report that Mr Halls shouted “Cold gun!” to signify that the weapon would be safe to use on set, before handing the prop to Alec. headtopics.com
The Wall Street Journal has identified the film’s armourer as 24-year-old Hanna Gutierrez Reed – who is the daughter of esteemed armorer and firearms consultant Thell Reed, who reportedly trained 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 so far has also reported that 42-year-old Halyna had been “shot in the chest” – where previous reports have stated she was shot in the stomach.Halyna was flown to University of New Mexico Hospital but was sadly pronounced dead when she arrived.
Meanwhile, 48-year-old director Joel has reportedly been discharged from hospital after he was treated after being hit by a bullet during the incident.Details from the police reports and warrant also revealed the bullet struck Joel in the shoulder as he was: "stood behind Halyna" when she was shot. headtopics.com
Further reports have revealed a large number of unionised crew walked out on the film a day before the accident due to disputes over work conditions – and were "replaced by locals". The New York Post reports the unnamed prop master who oversaw the gun used in the fatal shooting had been "just brought in" to replace unionised staff who had walked out.
The LA Times claims crew had organised a walkout due to concerns over having accommodation for their filming an hour away from location – with some crew allegedly too tired to drive the hour at the end of the day.It was reported that the crew who were walking out arrived to set on Thursday to find they had "been replaced by locals" – raising questions over the training and experience the replacement crew had.
Alec released a statement on Friday as Hollywood reeled from the news of the devastating accident.He wrote: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother 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." headtopics.com
Read More Read more: Mirror Celeb »
Fauci urges Americans to get vaccinated, warning the Delta variant remains a grave danger
Scientists are racing to determine the Omicron coronavirus variant's severity, transmissibility and whether it evades current vaccines. Follow here for the latest.
Lethal prop gun fired by Alec Baldwin had misfired beforeThe prop gun used in the fatal shooting of the cinematographer of the movie Alec Baldwin was producing had misfired before on the set, sources familiar with the situation told NBC News Friday.
Alec Baldwin was told prop gun was safe before fatal shooting, affidavit saysThe assistant director yelled 'cold gun' before the shooting that killed Halyna Hutchins, 42, and wounded director Joel Souza on the set, a search warrant document says. nice cover for his negligence We're they part of the movie scene! They weren't actors were they? Don't understand why they were shot Whoever checked the gun before it was used made a Terrible Mistake.
Alec Baldwin Prop Gun Shooting Is Haunting Reminder of Other Hollywood Set DeathsDeaths on movie and TV sets, including that of Brandon Lee and Vic Morrow, are uncommon but have happened throughout the industry’s history nice
Alec Baldwin Told Prop Gun Was Safe & Didn't Know It Was Loaded Alec Baldwin was told the prop gun he was using while filming the Western Rust was safe. Is Alex Baldwins P.R. team paying you guys to run this story? Stupidest thing I’ve ever herd so if they told him it wasn’t safe he’d still use it man some of the media is stupid as hell This accident didn’t need to happen. You take a movie like a John wick movie were hundreds of people get shot close range with muzzle flash. Surely they aren’t shooting guns with blanks but rather adding effects after production.
Alec Baldwin Movie Shooting, Assistant Director Handed Him Loaded Gun Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded gun by an assistant director before the fatal shooting on the 'Rust' movie set. Alexis is so anti-gun, why would that pansy ever make a movie that used a gun? An Updated Article Says They Hired A Non-Union Worker As The 'Prop Master' and He Just Brought The Gun In And Handed It To Alec When It Was Time For The Scene! So Those Who Are Trying To Blame Alec Are Just Shady And Want Him To Be Punished For Something He Didn't Do On Purpose! Thought they're not supposed to have live ammunition on the sets
Alec Baldwin fired prop gun that killed one person on set of new movie Alec Baldwin named as the person who fired the prop gun that killed one person and critically wounded a second in New Mexico