Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ movie shooting: Authorities recovered revolvers and ammo from set, warrant says


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Baldwin was told that a gun had no rounds loaded before accidentally shooting cinematographer Halyana Hutchins.

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According to a warrant obtained by Granthshala News, officers recovered guns, ammunition and more from the set of “Rust” during an investigation into a fatal shooting that occurred during rehearsals for the film.

Last Thursday, actor Alec Baldwin was rehearsing a scene for a Western-style film on the set of New Mexico when he discharged a shotgun, resulting in the death of cinematographer Helena Hutchins. Director Joel Souza was also injured, but has since been discharged from the hospital.


On Tuesday, the Santa Fe County Magistrate Court issued a warrant detailing a list of items recovered from the set, amid an ongoing investigation by officials.

The items on the list were three black revolvers, “loose ammo and boxes” and “a fanny pack w/ ammo”. The lost shell and a gun belt have also been recovered.

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A previous warrant showed that 63-year-old Baldwin was handed the firearm by an assistant director who believed it had been unloaded and described the weapon as “cold”—industry lingo with no ammunition. According to court records, the gun Baldwin used was one of three that a firearms specialist, or “armorer”, had placed on a cart outside the building where a scene was being rehearsed. .

Baldwin made Statement on social media on Friday He expressed condolences to Hutchins’ family about Hutchins’ death and called the shooting an accident.

“There are no words to express my shock and sadness about the tragic accident that took the lives of a wife, mother and our highly admired colleague, Helena Hutchins,” he said on Twitter on Friday morning.

“I am fully cooperating with the police investigation to find out how this tragedy happened and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart goes out to her husband, Broken for his son and all those who knew and loved Halina,” the actor concluded.

No charges were filed in the shooting of “Rust” as of late Tuesday. Prosecutors and law enforcement officials were expected to provide an update on the investigation on Wednesday.

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