Police claim that the gun that killed Halyna Hutchins was ‘loaded’ and 500 rounds of ammunition were recovered


Wednesday’s press conference was held by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office in New Mexico to announce initial findings from the investigation into Alec Baldwin’s accidental shot on the Santa Fe County. Rust movie set last week. According to a report from The Los Angeles TimesAuthorities announced that 500 rounds of ammunition were found on the set. They confirmed that the projectile that killed Halyna Hutchins, cinematographer, and injured Joel Souza was a lead shot.

Santa Fe County Sheriff Adam Mendoza stated to reporters that his team found the ammunition, the shell casings and the bullet. The bullet was taken from Souza at an nearby hospital last week. He claimed that all this evidence, together with the bullets, was recovered by his team. “possible additional live rounds,” will be submitted to the FBI crime lab in Quantico, Virginia, for further analysis. Hutchins described the gun that killed him as a Colt.45 revolver. The 500 rounds of ammunition included a mix of Colt.45 and Colt.45 ammo. “blanks, dummy rounds and what we are suspecting were live rounds.”

Mendoza confirmed the existence of additional rounds in the gun, but could not confirm whether these were live ammunition or blanks. Alec Baldwin, an actor and producer, fired the gun during filming on Thursday. He apparently didn’t know that the gun was loaded with live ammunition.

Mendoza confirmed on Thursday that the gun was handled by two additional people, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, production armorer, and Dave Halls. Court records state that Halls looked at the gun shortly after discharge and saw four. “dummy casings”Inside. Mendoza claimed that two other guns were found from the set. One was inoperable, the other was made out of plastic.

Mendoza addressed rumors about the Rust He stated that the crew had taken part in recreational shooting at the site while they were off duty and that his team would investigate. He stated that: “I would encourage anybody that has any information that any target practicing or any firearm was discharged away from the movie set for practice or for whatever reason, to contact the sheriff.”

Rust It is a period western set in the 1880s. However, it actually takes place within Kansas. Baldwin is expected to portray an outlaw in this film. However, it is unclear when or if filming will resume. On-set investigations into the tragedy are ongoing.