Producer and actor Alec Baldwin kills the director of photography, Halyna Hutchins with a prop gun on the set of the New Mexico film “Rust” Movie

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Producer and actor Alec Baldwin kills the director of photography, Halyna Hutchins with a prop gun on the set of the New Mexico film “Rust” Movie

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Actor and Film Producer, Alec Baldwin accidentally killed Halyna Hutchins, the DoP during a movie set

.The gun, which was supposed to be loaded with an empty load and checked, instead had only one shot of a live round, according to affidavits provided by the sheriff’s office for a search warrant, local media reported.

 Affidavits that Deputy Director Dave Halls, identified as the man who handed the gun to Baldwin during the trial, referred to “cold weapons” while doing so as industry code to indicate that the gun had only one charge in it. Court documents say Halls was unaware that the gun was actually loaded.

 The police focused intensely on the sequence of events that allowed the introduction of a live act on the set, the 19th-century western film called “Rust”.

Detailed gun safety guidelines from the Actors’ Equity Association group specify that “all loading of firearms must be done by the property master, armorer or experienced persons working under their direct supervision.”

Detailed gun safety guidelines from the Actors’ Equity Association group specify that “all loading of firearms must be done by the property master, armorer or experienced persons working under their direct supervision.”

The guidelines state, “Before use, make sure the gun has been tested offstage and then ask to try it for yourself. Watch the stage master inspect the cylinder and barrel to make sure there are no foreign objects or dummy bullets deposited inside.”

 Baldwin, one of the Hollywood actors most famously, said he was fully cooperating with the investigation. He retweeted a story in trade magazine Variety titled “Alec Baldwin was told buffer gun was safe prior to the fatal shooting, says Affidavit.”

The pistol used, and the other two were provided by the film’s gunsmith, or gunsmith, who has been identified as 24-year-old Hannah GutierrezReed,  daughter of longtime film industry shooter Thell Reed.

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Alec Baldwin didn’t know prop gun on ‘Rust’ Movie set contained live round

Baldwin pulled the trigger Thursday, he killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was the director of photography, in the ‘Rust’ Movie set, and wounded director Joel Souza, who was standing behind her, not knowing that the prop gun contained live round.

Dave Halls handed the prop gun to him yelled, ‘’ Cold gun’’ before Alec Baldwin’s shooting.

The assistant director Dave Halls had stepped outside building on a desert movie ranch outside Santa Fe where he grabbed a prop gun off a cart set up by an armourer and handed it over to Baldwin assuring him it was safe to use because it didn’t have live ammunition. Dave Halls yelled, ‘’ Cold gun’’ before Alec Baldwin’s shooting.

The “cold gun” remark was meant to indicate that the weapon did not have live rounds, according to an affidavit for a search warrant for the movie set filed by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office and obtained by CNN affiliate KOAT. Halls did not know either there were live rounds in the gun, the affidavit said.

The film crew and actors in Western garb had prepared to rehearse a scene inside a wooden, chapel-like building on a desert movie ranch outside Santa Fe.

Alec Baldwin shooting hit Halyna Hutchins in the chest

But when the actor fired the gun, a live round hit Halyna Hutchins, 42, in the chest and wounded Souza, 48, who was nearby, according to the affidavit.

Hutchins was pronounced dead at the hospital after being airlifted, the affidavit says.

The film’s production company told Deadline in a statement that it was not notified of official complaints regarding weapon or prop safety on set.

Watch video: 911 call from ‘Rust’Movie Set

Movie production crew members quit the production over concerns related to safety

Before Thursday’s shooting, some crew members quit the production over concerns related to safety — including gun inspections and Covid-19 protocols not being followed, according to the Los Angeles Times and other media reports.

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Alec Baldwin shooting that killed ‘Rust’ movie photography director Halyna Hutchins

Producer and actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on Thursday that killed one crew member and injured another on the set of the New Mexico film “Rust”, movie the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said.

 ‘Rust’ Movie film photography director  Halyna Hutchins, 42, was killed and director Joel Souza, 48,  injured when Baldwin, 63, unloaded his firearm, the agency said in a statement late Thursday.

Halyna  Hutchins was flown by helicopter to a University of New Mexico hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the sheriff’s office.

After the accidental shooting incident, the office of the sheriff said: “A live single round was accidentally fired on set by the principal actor, hitting both the Director of Photography, Local 600 member Halyna Hutchins, and Director Joel Souza,” the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 44 said in an email to its members.

Halyna  Hutchins – a cinematographer who was a rising, cheerful, and relentlessly optimistic star

 Agents for Hutchins said in a statement Friday that the cinematographer is a rising star who is cheerful and relentlessly optimistic.

 The statement had it that Halyna Hutchins was a ray of light; always smiling, and always hopeful. She decided early on that he would take over the art of film and the last few years have shown that she was on the right track. Her talent was immense, surpassed only by the love she has for his family as a lovely wife. Everyone in orbit knew what was coming; a stellar cinematographer, who will be a force to be reckoned with.

Joel Souza was taken to the hospital by ambulance, officials said.

Joel Souza was taken to the hospital by ambulance, officials said.

Frances Fisher, who stars in the movie, tweeted overnight that Souza was out of the hospital. Her spokesperson confirmed the news Friday in an email to NBC News.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that Alec Baldwin was seen Thursday outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office in tears. Images obtained by NBC News showed Baldwin in a parking lot outside the sheriff’s office. In one photo, the actor is seen bending over by the curbside, and in another speaking on the phone.

Baldwin shocked regarding the tragic movie shooting

In his first comments about the prop gun shooting, Baldwin on Friday said he was in contact with Hutchins’ family.

Baldwin tweeted that there are no words to convey his shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother, and deeply admired colleague of theirs.

Alec Baldwin added he was fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and that he was in touch with her husband for the loss of his wife, offering his support to him and his family. He said his heart was broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna as a loving wife and mother.

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Alec Baldwin, an actor and film producer, accidentally shoots the Director of Photograph, Halyna Hutchins, on the set of the New N

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