Alec Baldwin’s prop gun had live rounds, reports say

19:00, 22 October 2021
Alec Baldwin’s prop gun had live rounds, reports say Photo:

The prop gun which was held by Alec Baldwin when he shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins to death is reported to have contained live rounds of ammunition, contradicting previous claims that they were blank.

The secretary-treasurer of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 44 Anthony Pawluc quickly said that there were no members of Local 44 who participated in any way in what happened.

“Local 44 has confirmed that the Props, Set Decoration, Special Effects and Construction Departments were staffed by New Mexico crew members. There were no Local 44 members on the call sheet,” he said in a statement.

When the firearm shot the victim Baldwin reportedly kept asking who gave him a “hot gun” as he claims that he has no whatsoever connection to the incident.

“In all my years, I’ve never been handed a hot gun,” he reportedly repeated.

Following the shooting of the gun the further filming of the upcoming Rust movie was immediately stopped, as officers launched an investigation to determine the cause of the tragedy. 

Until now no official charges were presented

Alec Baldwin is 63-years-old and he was filmed in many notable movies including Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice, Martin Scorsesse’s The Aviator as well as the 2004 SpongeBob movie.

Wheter the murder of the cinematographer was staged or it indeed was just an accident will be determined by the investigation.