According to the authorities it was Alec Baldwin who fired the pistol that he used for the set.
Santa Fe-The Santa Fe-based assistant director for the movie “Rust,” was not filming at Bonanza Ranch, New Mexico, until yesterday. Alec Baldwin, a 63-year old actor, was given permission to film. He owns a pistol that should allow the utility company to shoot safely. It should contain blanks.
Joel Cano signed an affidavit that stated that Baldwin was the assistant director who took one of the three prop guns the gunsmith left outside the cart for the movie. The Philippine County Sheriff’s Office yelled “Cold Gun!” This could indicate that the gun does not contain any real bullets.
According to the search warrant request affidavit, the actor handed the pistol to him and said that he didn’t know the pistol contained live ammunition. The affidavit didn’t specify the type of ammunition in the pistol.
The fatal results were announced: Halyna, 42-year old cinematographer, was shot in her chest. She was taken to University of New Mexico Hospital Albuquerque. Joel Souza, 48 was injured and was shot in his shoulder. He was taken to Christus St.
Accidental Murder: Plot
Baldwin’s film “Rust” centers on an accidental murder and the consequences. The movie scene at Bonanza Creek Ranch, Santa Fe County suddenly became a scene of real murder.
Resignation or dismissal
People familiar with the matter say that several crew members left the set earlier in the week due to poor working conditions.
Six members of the film crew fled the scene a few hours prior to the tragedy in protest at the working conditions.
Three unidentified people with knowledge of the matter claim that the cameraman and assistant were unhappy with the low-cost film’s state, complaining about long commutes and the inability to cash checks.
According to sources, the “rust” studio near Santa Fe did not strictly abide by industry standard security protocols, including weapons inspections.