While an investigation into the death of Halyna Hutchins is underway, new revelations have just been made about the fatal shooting of Alec Baldwin.
New twist. While the investigation into the death of Halyna Hutchins continues, a new element unveiled this Wednesday, October 27 has been added to the case currently shaking Hollywood cinema. Dave Halls, the assistant director of the western film “Rust”, went back on his statements. Whoever handed the gun to Alec Baldwin before the fatal blow finally admitted that he hadn’t checked the cartridges inside that gun.
“Dave indicated that when Hannah (Gutierrez-Reed) showed him the gun before continuing the rehearsal, he only remembered seeing three rounds. He said he should have checked them all but didn’t, and couldn’t remember if Hannah had turned the barrel ”, said Alexandria Hancock, one of the detectives who conducted the interrogations. According to several witnesses present at the time of the tragedy, Dave Halls had indicated to Alec Baldwin that the weapon was “Cold”, implied empty. “I think there was a certain carelessness on this set and that there are issues that the movie industry and maybe the state of New Mexico need to be looking at”, said Sheriff Adan Mendoza.
According to information revealed by the American media, Dave Halls had been fired from a previous shoot for an incident involving a firearm. In a podcast, the young gunsmith of 24 years, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed had meanwhile confided to be “Nervous” the idea of handling firearms, as she had little experience. On her previous and very first shoot for the film “The Old Way” with Nicolas Cage, she would have fired without warning with a loaded weapon.
“No one is excluded”
Investigators seized three weapons including the fatal shot and found more than 500 ammunition consisting of live ammunition and blank bullets. “We cannot say whether there was negligence or by whom it was committed”, Sheriff Adan Mendoza said. According to The Wrap, members of the team had used the revolver in question to fire live ammunition at cans of beer on the day of the accident.
For the time being, no one has been exonerated. “All options are on the table at this point”, Santa Fe prosecutor Mary Carmack-Altwies informed, adding that “No one is excluded” for possible prosecutions. Case to follow.