Alec Baldwin would have fired real bullets in spite of himself: the circumstances of the tragedy are becoming clearer

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“No prosecution has been initiated” against the Hollywood star, after the death of op chef Halyna Hutchins, shot dead on the set of the movie Rust.

It will surely take several days, several weeks, to shed light on the tragic death of Halyna Hutchins, shot dead on the set of the film. Rust in New Mexico. A shot fired by the star of this western: Alec baldwin.

And according to recent insights, posted online in recent hours, the actor would not be directly responsible for the drama, although he would remain as the one who pulled the trigger: “He provided statements and answered some questions. He introduced himself voluntarily and left the building after the interrogations were over. No prosecution was initiated,” Santa Fe Sheriff’s spokesman Juan Rios told AFP.

If he was not put under arrest, following what would appear to be manslaughter, it is because the problem could possibly come from the incidental itself. Local 44 of the IATSE, a union of set technicians, dealing in particular with prop masters, sent an e-mail to its members on the morning of Friday (via Variety). It states that the weapon unfortunately used at the time of the scene contained “real bullets “. The letter specifies that the props producer of Rust was not a member of the union.

Information to be taken with a grain of salt, since, according to official sources from the Santa Fe County Sheriff, the investigation was trying last night “to determine what type of projectile was used in the firearm “.

But in this email from IATSE Local 44, Secretary-Treasurer Anthony Pawluc specifically describes the ‘event as a “accidental firearm discharge” with some “live bullets“.

The whole question now will be how this could have happened. According to the Actors’ Equity Association, those who handle this kind of accessory must always “treat all weapons as if they were loaded and lethal “. The group explains (via USA Today) that a firearm should never be pointed at anyone, which would lead to an error ofAlec baldwin. The association continues by specifying that the props or gunsmith must also “train actors in the use of any firearm they need to handle. ” Kevin Williams, supervisor of the props department at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, concedes anyway. to the NPR site that the Baldwin incident appears to be “one of those weird accidents”. He analyzes hot: “It is an extremely rare circumstance for such a thing to happen. Especially these days when there are so many different policies and procedures in place“.

Halyna Hutchins was 42 years old. Two days before her death, she posted this video of herself, on the sidelines of the set, riding a horse in the plains of New Mexico.

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