People on set implicated in the case of Alec Baldwin

Several implicated in Alec Baldwin's accident on set
It happened in the Bonanza Creek Ranch
They weren't blanks
Reconstructing what went wrong
Recreational use of the gun
Did they use live ammunition?
Blanks and live ammunition stored together
Two people implicated
Inexperienced
More problems on the set of 'Rust'
Complaints about feeble security measures
Alec Baldwin: in shock
The deceased: Halyna Hutchins
She passed away in the hospital
The wounded director: Joel Souza
Alec Baldwin questioned
Alec Baldwin in tears
'Rust': a twilight western
The
A blank shot that caused a real death
The danger of blank weapons
Alec Baldwin case: live ammunition
Paralyzed film set
A tragedy for Hollywood
Several implicated in Alec Baldwin's accident on set

With Hollywood still reeling from the impact of the Baldwin case, investigations into the death of Halyna Hutchins are underway. They implicate several people on the film set.

(Image: Instagram Halyna Hutchins)

It happened in the Bonanza Creek Ranch

'Rust' was being filmed at the Bonanza Creek ranch in New Mexico when Alec Baldwin accidentally killed the cinematographer and wounded the director.

They weren't blanks

The cinematographer of the film 'Rust' was shot by Alec Baldwin with a gun that was supposed to be loaded with blanks but turned out to have live ammunition.

(Image: Instagram, Reid Russell)

Reconstructing what went wrong

The fatal mix-up cost Halyna Hutchins her life. It looks like several people in the set are in trouble because of it.

(Image: Instagram, Reid Russell)

Recreational use of the gun

According to TMZ, the gun that Alec Baldwin fired had been used by several members of the crew outside the film set, just for fun.

(Image: Instagram, Halyna Hutchins)

Did they use live ammunition?

In fact, the media outlet speculates that live ammunition may have been used while playing with the gun. This would explain how the real bullets got into its chamber when Alec Baldwin shot the gun.

(Photo: Instagram, Jensen Ackles)

Blanks and live ammunition stored together

TMZ also states that police reportedly found live ammunition and blanks stored very close to each other. This may have led to the lethal mix-up.

(Photo: Instagram, Halyna Hutchins)

Two people implicated

The investigations point to two people: the chief weapons officer, Hannah Gutierrez, and the assistant director, Dave Halls. These are the two people who must have handled the gun before it got into Alec Baldwin's hands.

(Photo: Instagram, Reid Russell)

"Cold gun!"

In her official statement, Hannah Gutierrez, claims that she prepared three guns for the actor to use. Then, Dave Halls took one of them and brought it to the film set. After he handed it over, the court record states, he shouted "Cold gun!" to confirm that it carried blanks. But in reality, it did not.

(Photo: Instagram, Halyna Hutchins)

Inexperienced

The fact that the 24-year-old weapons officer was inexperienced soon went viral. She said that she hadn't been "sure if she was ready" and that she'd almost "turned the job down". Gutierrez made these statements on the 'Voices of Western' podcast, while also declaring that she'd loaded blanks in the gun.

(Photo: Instagram, Alec Baldwin)

More problems on the set of 'Rust'

As the investigation into the shooting continues, other media such as the Los Angeles Times publish more worrying news about the filming of 'Rust'. Hours before the accident, up to six members of the technical team (assistants and camera operators) had left the set because they felt that there were insufficient security measures taken during filming.

(Image: a film set in Santa Fe, 2018, by Chris Murray on Unsplash)

Complaints about feeble security measures

According to the Los Angeles Times, the technical team members resigned because, among other things, the anti-COVID measures were not being complied with. They also complained about the precarious contracts of the various workers on set.

(Image: a film set in Santa Fe, 2018, by Chris Murray on Unsplash)

Alec Baldwin: in shock

All in all, there were several problems on the set of 'Rust' by the time Alec Baldwin's horrible accidental killing of Halyna Hutchins occurred. Baldwin has reportedly been in shock from the tragic event.

The deceased: Halyna Hutchins

Halyna Hutchins was from Ukraine. She "grew up on a Soviet military base in the Arctic Circle," the BBC reports. After studying journalism in Kyiv, she went on to get a degree in film in Los Angeles. Her work includes the action movie 'Archenemy' in 2020. BBC states that she leaves a husband, Matthew, and a nine-year-old son.

She passed away in the hospital

Halyna Hutchin, 42, was airlifted from the set and made it to the hospital alive. However, nothing could be done to save her life.

(Image: Instagram, Halyna Hutchins)

The wounded director: Joel Souza

The director was also immediately hospitalized. He released a statement, cited by BBC: "I am gutted by the loss of my friend and colleague, Halyna. She was kind, vibrant, incredibly talented, fought for every inch and always pushed me to be better."

Alec Baldwin questioned

According to sources from the Santa Fe County Sheriff cited by Deadline, Alec Baldwin was questioned to clarify the circumstances of the tragic event. The actor went to the sheriff's office to testify by his own initiative.

Alec Baldwin in tears

The Guardian cites local media in Santa Fe who reported that Alec Baldwin could be seen crying near the sheriff's office.

'Rust': a twilight western

Alec Baldwin is leading actor and producer for 'Rust',  a twilight western about the escape of a grandfather and his grandson into the Wild West.

The "Brandon Lee case" repeated

The events on the set of 'Rust' are reminiscent of the way actor Brandon Lee died in 1993.

A blank shot that caused a real death

During the filming of 'The Crow,' the young actor was hit by a blank from a prop gun. The blank-firing weapon had not been properly prepared and the blanks fatally injured the young star.

The danger of blank weapons

On each film set, security measures are high but blank-firing weapons have their dangers. Contrary to popular belief, these types of weapons can cause serious injuries, and even death, if handled improperly. A close-range blank shot can be lethal.

(Image: Taylor Brandon / Unsplash)

Alec Baldwin case: live ammunition

In the case of Alex Baldwin's gun, however, it now seems that there was actual live ammunition in the gun rather than blanks.

Paralyzed film set

Of course, the filming of 'Rust' in New Mexico has been paralyzed.

(Image: Maddy Baker / Unsplash)

A tragedy for Hollywood

This case is added to the scattered episodes of accidents during Hollywood filming. More than once, critics have denounced the ways in which certain directors or producers force their teams to shoot scenes in conditions that are not entirely safe.

(Image: De'Andre Bush / Unsplash)

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