The famous actor Alec Baldwin was rehearsing with a gun that he had been told did not contain any live rounds before it went off, killing the film’s cinematographer and wounding its director.
In a telephone interview with the New York Times, the district attorney, Mary Carmack-Altwies said that they have not ruled out anything and everything at this point, including criminal charges, is on the table.
Police are investigating the shooting on the film set in New Mexico which killed the cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured the director Joel Souza, who was standing right behind Halyna.
Carmack-Altwies further explained that the investigation was focusing on ballistics as an effort to determine what kind of ammunition was used.
Authorities have so far seized ammunition boxes, a fanny pack with ammunition, three black revolvers, several spent casings, two leather gun belts with holsters, articles of clothing and swabs of what was believed to be blood based on the court documents released on 26 October.
Before the incident, there were several reports that the crew members complained that the working environment is unsafe.
Besides that, based on a report by The Los Angeles Times, two unnamed crew members shared that Baldwins stunt double accidentally fired two live rounds after being told the gun did not have any ammunition, five days before the shooting.
The film industry is mourning the passing of Hutchins and Alec Baldwin said the killing of the cinematographer is a “tragic incident”.
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