More details about the tragic Hollywood accident involving Alec, an actor from Hollywood and a prop gun loaded with a live-round have been revealed. Halyna HUTCHINS, a tragic cinematographer, also emerged.
Legal documents show that Alec Baldwin was given the gun by his assistant director after a shooting accident on set.
Tragedy stuck on the set of 63-year-old Alec’s latest film, Rust, when he fired a prop gun – accidentally k illing 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.
MailOnline reportsAn armourer: “laid out three prop guns on a cart outside the filming location.”
That was followed by Dave Halls, an assistant director: “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!”in order to indicate that the weapon was safe to be used on-set, before Alec hands the prop.
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 ReportsAlec used a gun that was revealed by a warrant “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.”
According to the police investigation, Halyna was also: “shot in the chest” – where previous reports have stated she was shot in the stomach.
Halyna was flown by University of New Mexico Hospital, but she was unfortunately declared dead upon arrival.
Joel, a 48-year-old director, was reportedly discharged from hospital after being treated for bullet injuries.
The warrant and police reports also reveal that Joel was shot in the shoulder by the bullet. “stood behind Halyna”When she was shot.
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 reportsUnnamed prop master was responsible for overseeing the gun used during the fatal shooting. “just brought in”Unionized employees who have walked out will be replaced.
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.
According to reports, the crew that was leaving arrived at set on Thursday to discover they had: “been replaced by locals” – raising questions over the training and experience the replacement crew had.
Alec made a statement as Hollywood reeled after the terrible 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.”