Alec Baldwin did not stay on ‘Rust’ set following shooting incident

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin was allowed to leave Rust set in New Mexico after accidentally shooting and killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s public information officer, Juan Rios, recently revealed that they did not ask Alec Baldwin to stay while the investigation took place. He said they do not hold people as no findings have been finalized yet.

“No one’s been charged or arrested. So you don’t impose those types of things on people. And we’re always of the mindset that people will be, if they don’t live here, that they will continue to be cooperative with the investigators,” he told Fox News.

Whether Baldwin would receive charges emerged after the actor accidentally killed Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. He used the gun after being informed it was “cold.” The term is being used to inform people that the prop gun did not have live rounds.

While the sheriff’s department started its investigation, Rust production company also revealed it would conduct an internal review. In the meantime, they shut down the production and prioritized the cast and crew’s mental health by providing them services.

Baldwin breaks silence on the shooting incident

Following the incident, the actor already released a statement to send his message of condolences to Hutchins’ bereaved family.

“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,” he said.

Baldwin also confirmed he is fully cooperating with the investigation. The actor connected with Hutchins’ husband to support them after losing the cinematographer.

Meanwhile, Hutchins’ husband, Matthew, informed Fox News he had already talked to Baldwin following the incident. He revealed that the actor has been supportive following the incident.

The court document revealed that an assistant director held a prop firearm to Baldwin and yelled cold gun. The film’s armorer, reportedly, set the guns for their movie.

Aside from the Thursday event, three crew members confirmed there were two accidental prop gun discharges. People who used them were also told the gun was cold.

The armorer, Hannah Gutierrez, just finished her first project as an armorer in September. She, reportedly, set up the prop gun used by Baldwin. However, she failed this time and caused one person’s life.

Weapons master Bryan Carpenter said, “You have to make sure that the weapon is truly cold, which means there should have been no rounds in there, period. And especially if it’s a rehearsal.”

Featured image courtesy of GQ’s YouTube Channel

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