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Alec Baldwin Was Unaware He Was Handed A Loaded Gun Before Fatal Accident

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Alec Baldwin Was Unaware He Was Handed A Loaded Gun Before Fatal Accident

Alec Baldwin was reportedly unaware he was handed a loaded gun before the fatal accident where a misfired shot killed Halyna Hutchins.

ITV has reported that Baldwin was unknowingly handed the loaded weapon by an assistant director who said it was safe to use, which was moments before the incident occurred.

Court records released on Friday showed the assistant director said 'cold gun' just before the shooting took place, not knowing the prop gun was loaded with live rounds, according to a search warrant filed in a Santa Fe court.

Halyna Hutchins, director of photography, was killed and the film's director Joel Souza was injured.

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 Pictured is the Bonanza Creek Ranch where an accident involving actor Alec Baldwin took place Friday afternoon on a movie set. Credit: Alamy
Pictured is the Bonanza Creek Ranch where an accident involving actor Alec Baldwin took place Friday afternoon on a movie set. Credit: Alamy

It has also been revealed the gun that shot cinematographer Hutchins was a vintage colt pistol.

According to the Daily Mail, a call sheet was obtained where Baldwin was allegedly taking part in a mock gunfight inside the church building on the Bonanza Ranch film set when Hutchins was hit.

Daily Mail also claims that co-stars Jensen Ackles, Swen Temmel and Travis Hammer were also said to be involved in the scene, numbered 121, alongside Baldwin's stunt double Blake Teixeira and stunt coordinator Allan Graf.

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Production notes allegedly show that the Colt pistol was one of several weapons on set at the time but the only one was used in 121 and 118.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

The released warrant also noted that Baldwin's blood-stained costume, which he was seen wearing in a now-deleted Instagram post, was taken in as evidence along with the weapon used.

As shown in the deleted pic, the 63-year-old was wearing a bloodied cowboy suit, holding his cowboy hat in his right hand and a long coat in his left.

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Credit: Instagram/@alecbaldwininsta
Credit: Instagram/@alecbaldwininsta

Santa Fe Sheriff's Office said deputies were called to the set at around 2.00pm local time following a 911 call that reported a shooting.

Hutchins was pronounced dead after being airlifted from the site and taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital.

Souza was released from the hospital yesterday (22 October).

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Baldwin also spoke publicly for the first time since the tragic accident yesterday.

He wrote on Twitter: "There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours.

"I'm fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family.

"My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: US News

Anish Vij
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