Halyna Hutchins was a cinematographer who died after the prop gun Alec Baldwin was using was fired at “Rest” in New Mexico.
Director Joel Souza was also struck and injures, but has since been released.
The sheriff is currently investigating the matter and there are many unknowns, such as whether Hutchins was hit with a real bullet or a blank.
On movie sets, weapons masters manage the weapons and must be present whenever a weapon is being used.
Actors’ Equity Associates guidelines require that firearms be loaded only by the gun master or propmaster.
WHAT IS A PROP FIREARM?
According to the Associated Press it can be anything from a rubber toy to a firearm that can fire a projectile. It is still considered a weapon of real force even if fired blank.
WHAT ARE WHITES? AND CAN THEY KILL?
They can inflict serious injury on the victim or cause death. This type of weapon cartridge contains gunpowder, but no bullet.
WERE SPACES MISSED DURING THIS CASE
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office will investigate the “type” of projectile fired to answer this question.