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Alec Baldwin shooting: Actor’s daughter defends father as sheriff confirms no-one cleared in probe

Details emerge of events that unfolded on ‘Rust’ set

Clémence Michallon
New York City
,Graeme Massie,Peony Hirwani
Thursday 28 October 2021 22:57
Alec Baldwin: Police don’t rule out criminal charges for actor after Rust shooting

Criminal charges could still be filed in the probe into Halya Hutchin’s death, US police have said. The focus of the investigation is on how live ammunition came to be on the set of the movie project where the fatal incident took place.

District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said that “all options are on the table” and that “no one has been ruled out” of potential charges.

Police made the announcement at a news conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Wednesday, six days after the movie-set shooting that left the 42-year-old cinematographer dead.

Investigators said that a “lead projectile” was removed from the shoulder of director Joel Souza and that it appeared to be a live round. Actor Alec Baldwin fired the gun that killed cinematographer Halya Hutchin’s on the set of their film Rust.

Santa Fe sheriff Adan Mendoza has said that officers are “not exactly sure of [Baldwin’s] present whereabouts”, although the actor is said to be cooperating with authorities and had not been instructed to remain in New Mexico.

Mr Bladwin has since been sighted in Vermont with family.

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Questions remain

Nearly a week after the fatal shooting on the set of the film Rust, several key questions remain unanswered, including who loaded Alec Baldwin’s gun, who could face charges over the incident, and what changes it could prompt in the movie industry.

Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza provided an update on the case at a press briefing on Wednesday.

Key details from the briefing included the seizure of about 500 rounds of ammunition from the set, confirmation that the gun was handled by at least two people prior to Baldwin, and that there was no footage of the shooting.

However, a number of questions about the tragedy still have yet to be resolved as the investigation continues.

Read more in the story below:

Key questions about Alec Baldwin shooting that remain unanswered

Nearly a week on from the fatal shooting on the Rust set, several major questions remain unresolved

Clemence Michallon27 October 2021 21:47
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California lawmaker to propose gun ban on film sets

A California lawmaker says he will propose a “live” gun ban on movie sets after the fatal shooting on the set of Rust.

David Cortese, a Democratic state senator for Silicon Valley, announced his plan two days after Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of the western, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza.

Mr Cortese said his legislation banning “live” ammunition on sets would “prevent this type of senseless violence and loss of life”.

California senator to propose ‘live’ gun ban on film sets after Alec Baldwin shooting

The shooting on the set of Rust sparked a flood of calls to bolster safety measures on movie sets

Clemence Michallon27 October 2021 22:06
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Santa Fe County DA says she was ‘shocked’ and ‘completely astonished’ when she heard of Rust shooting

Mary Carmack-Altwies has said that she was “shocked” and “completely astonished” when she heard of the shooting on the set of the Alec Baldwin movie Rust that left one person dead.

Ms Carmack-Altwies told CNN in a new interview that she had thought movie sets were “safer and more protected.”

“The entire situation has shocked me. I was under the assumption, probably with most other people in this country, that movie sets were much safer and more protected than I think that at least this movie was,” she told the news network.

Graeme Massie27 October 2021 23:11
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Alec Baldwin shooting: Prosecutor says she was ‘shocked’ and ‘completely astonished’ at Rust death

The Santa Fe County district attorney says she was “shocked” and “completely astonished” when she heard of the fatal shooting on the set of Alec Baldwin’s Rust movie.

Mary Carmack-Altwies will ultimately decide if any criminal charges will be brought against anyone following the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins who was shot during filming.

Santa Fe County DA ‘shocked’ and ‘completely astonished’ at Rust shooting

Mary Carmack-Altwies admits she thought movie sets were ‘safer and more protected’

Graeme Massie28 October 2021 00:01
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Rust armourer ‘mishandled’ guns on Nicolas Cage movie set, crew member tells CNN

The lead armourer on Rust, Hannah Gutierrez, allegedly mishandled weapons on the set of a previous movie with Nicholas Cage, according to CNN,

Two crew members on The Old Way told the news network that the 24-year-old fired a gun near the actor on set with no warning, according to key grip Stu Brumbaugh, who says he then asked for her to be dismissed.

“Make an announcement! You just blew my f***ing eardrums out!” Cage screamed in annoyance before walking off set, claimed Mr Brumbaugh.

“She was talking to the stunt coordinator, and she just fired off a round, it sounded (like she fired])at the ground, and that’s when Nick really laid into her. That’s when I said she needs to be let go, she’s the most inexperienced armorer I had ever worked with. I have no idea why she wasn’t let go,” said Mr Brumbaugh.

Another crew member on the film, who asked CNN not to name them, also raised concerns about Ms Gutierrez.

“She didn’t carry the firearms safely. She had pistols tucked under her armpits and was carrying rifles in each hand that were ready to be used in the scene,” the crew member claimed to CNN.

“Firearms were aimed at people. She turned around and the pistols that were tucked under her armpits were pointing back at people.”

Graeme Massie28 October 2021 01:02
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Home of Rust set medic being guarded by security

The home of the Rust on -set medic who tried to save the life of Halyna Hutchins is being guarded by security, according to Fox News.

“The security personnel is from the same security detail at Bonanza Ranch where the movie was being filmed,” according to the news network.

Graeme Massie28 October 2021 02:03
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Santa Fe County DA says ‘corners were definitely cut’ on Rust set

Mary Carmack-Altwies made the statement in an interview with NBC News.

Graeme Massie28 October 2021 03:02
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Ireland Baldwin supports dad Alec amid investigation

The actor’s daughter took to Instagram after a movie production worker shared a positive memory of her father, who had asked for milk and cereal to be provided in his hotel room for his then-young daughter.

“Amongst some of the most abhorrent and threatening comments, emails, text messages, and voicemails I’ve been getting... this beautiful comment stands alone,” Ireland wrote.

“I know my dad, you simply don’t. I love you, Dad.”

Holly Bancroft28 October 2021 03:58
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Halyna Hutchins and director Joel Souza were hit by the same bullet, say police

A single bullet killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and then lodged in the shoulder of director Joel Souza on the set Rust, police have said.

While officers said they were continuing their investigation, and prosecutors said they have not ruled out the option of bringing charges against anyone, including Baldwin, police said it appeared that the actor had fired a single round from a .45 Lee handgun.

At a news conference on Wednesday (27 October), Santa Fe County sheriff Adan Mendoza said the bullet had been passed to investigators by medical officials who removed it from the shoulder of the injured director.

Andrew Buncombe has the full story:

Alec Baldwin fired ‘single bullet which killed Halyna Hutchins then hit director’

‘No one has been ruled out. He was the person who fired the weapon’

Peony Hirwani28 October 2021 04:45
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Key questions left unanswered after press conference on Rust tragedy

Nearly a week after the fatal shooting on the set of the film Rust, several key questions remain unanswered, including who loaded Alec Baldwin’s gun, who could face charges over the incident, and what changes it could prompt in the movie industry.

Megan Sheets has the full story:

Key questions about Alec Baldwin shooting that remain unanswered

Nearly a week on from the fatal shooting on the Rust set, several major questions remain unresolved

Peony Hirwani28 October 2021 05:15

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