United States

Police investigate Baldwin shooting case, recover ammo from movie scene

17:09, 26 October 2021
Police investigate Baldwin shooting case, recover ammo from movie scene Photo: Dennis Van Tine/Zuma/TASS

The American police continue to investigate the killing of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring of director Joel Souza on the set of the “Rust” movie.


The detective is trying to find out how actor Alec Baldwin could take a fatal shot using a blank-firing pistol. The investigators will have a forensic analysis of the pistol and bullet to answer that question.

"This is a complicated case," Juan Rios, spokesman for the Santa Fe Sheriff's Department said on Monday.

The police said that they seized loose and boxed ammunition including three black revolvers, spent casings, a gun belt, and other items from the movie set to proceed with the investigation. 

The assistant director allegedly gave Baldwin the pistol and told the actor it was unloaded but the pistol might have been used before as a firearm at another movie set, as has been reported. 

The head electrician/gaffer of the movie Sergey Svetnoy on his Facebook blamed the assistants who had to check the guns before rolling.

"The person who was supposed to check the weapon on the site did not do this; the person who had to announce that the loaded gun was on the site did not do this; the person who should have checked this weapon before bringing it to the set did not do it." Svetinoy’s post reads.

He added she died as a result of "negligence and unprofessionalism."

"To save a dime sometimes you hire people who are not fully qualified for the complicated and dangerous job, and you risk the lives of the other people who are close and your lives as well, I understand that you always fight for the budget, but you cannot allow this to happen," Svetnoy said.

The accident occurred on the set of “Rust” at the Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe on October 21.