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Graphic: New Alec Baldwin shooting video gives updates before fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins

New Alec Baldwin shooting video gives updates before fatal shot.

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On October 21, 2021, at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Bonanza City, New Mexico, United States, cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot and director Joel Souza was injured on the set of the film Rust when a live round was discharged from a revolver used as a prop by actor Alec Baldwin. The weapon had not been thoroughly checked for safety in advance.

What happened during Alec Baldwin Rust Rehearsal?


On the twelfth day of the shoot, on October 21, 2021, the cast and crew were rehearsing a gunfight scene taking place inside of a church at the Bounanza Creek Ranch. Firearms and ammunition were retrieved from a locked safe and Gutierrez-Reed placed three guns used as props on a cart.
Among them were a plastic gun that could not shoot live ammunition, a modified weapon that could not fire any type of ammunition, and a solid-frame .45 Colt revolver replica made by Pietta.

The latter was the one that Baldwin fired. That morning a new box of ammunition arrived from an uncertain source.

There are conflicting accounts of how Baldwin came into possession of the revolver. According to a search warrant, the guns were briefly checked by armorer Gutierrez-Reed, before assistant director Halls took the weapon from the prop cart and handed it to Baldwin.

In a subsequent affidavit, Halls said the safety protocol regarding this firearm was such that Halls would open the loading gate of the revolver and rotate the cylinder to expose the chambers so he could inspect them himself.

According to the affidavit, Halls did not check all cylinder chambers; he recalled seeing three rounds at the time, while the gun was loaded with at least four, one of which was a live round. He “couldn’t recall if she [Gutierrez-Reed] spun the drum.”
In the warrant, it is further stated that Halls announced the term “cold gun”, meaning that it was empty.
Halls’s lawyer, Lisa Torraco, insisted that he did not grab the gun off the table and hand it to Baldwin as reported.



How did the Alec Baldwin Rust Rehearsal and shooting incident occur?



B-camera operator Reid Russell was situated on a camera dolly, looking at a monitor with Hutchins and Souza both nearby. The scene involved Baldwin’s character removing a gun from its holster and pointing it toward the camera.

The trio behind the monitor were two feet from the muzzle of the firearm and none of them were wearing any protective gear like noise-canceling headphones or safety goggles.

While the trio behind the monitor were repositioning the camera to remove a shadow, Baldwin began explaining to the crew how he planned to draw the firearm.

He said, “So, I guess I’m gonna take this out, pull it, and go, ‘Bang!'”

When he removed it from the holster, the gun fired a single time. Baldwin and Halls have said that Baldwin did not pull the trigger.

The projectile flew towards the three behind the monitor, striking Hutchins in the chest and Souza in the shoulder.
Script supervisor Mamie Mitchell called 9-1-1 at 1:46 p.m. PT and emergency crews appeared three minutes later.The incident was not recorded.

Hutchins was flown by helicopter to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, where she was pronounced dead.
Souza was treated by EMS and transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, where he was admitted and released by the following morning.

As a result of the incident, production on Rust was suspended indefinitely.

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