NYT: Baldwin Assured No Live Ammo In Pistol

Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin - 1920, 10/23/2021

MOSCOW, 23 October – Rust’s assistant director told actor Alec Baldwin that the gun he used to accidentally shoot the cameraman and wound the director had no live ammunition, the newspaper said. New York Times with reference to the testimony.
The testimony, which the detective recorded, states that the assistant director was unaware that the pistol was loaded with live ammunition.
On Friday, Baldwin wrote on his Instagram account that he is fully cooperating with the police in the investigation of the shooting incident that claimed the life of cameraman Galina Hutchins. He also said that he is in contact with the family of the deceased, and offers her his support.
An incident with Baldwin happened on a set in the US state of New Mexico when firing a pistol that was supposed to be loaded with blank cartridges. The director of the film “Rust” Joel Sousa was wounded in the collarbone, the Soviet-born cameraman Galina Hutchins was seriously wounded and was airlifted to a hospital in Albuquerque. Doctors were unable to save her life. A spokesman for the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said Alec Baldwin fired the shot, and charges have not yet been filed against the actor. Filming has been suspended. The authorities issued a search warrant for the property on which the film was filmed.

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