Alec Baldwin’s Rust stunt double accidentally fired two rounds, report says

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A stunt double on the set of War Two rounds of ammunition were reportedly fired in a crash, which was one of several issues raised by crew members before actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer.

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According to a new in-depth report, crew members on a New Mexico film set were actually so concerned about the safety conditions that some had left hours before Thursday’s incident.

Los Angeles Times, using its extensive network of Hollywood sources, spoke with several on-set witnesses to the production, filming a western called Rust at Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe. Mr Baldwin was starring in and producing the film, while the woman he accidentally murdered – Helena Hutchins – was the 42-year-old director of photography.


three sources told Times that “camera operators and their assistants were dismayed by their conditions surrounding low-budget film, including complaints of long hours, long communities and collecting their pay … Strict adherence to safety protocol standards in the industry, including gun inspections.” was not done. War set”.

Sources also told the newspaper that there had been complaints about gun safety prior to the incident, with crew members saying they were “particularly concerned about two accidental prop gun discharges” a few days before the fatal incident. .

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According to his accounts, Mr Baldwin’s stunt double was supposed to fire the round on Saturday after being told that the ammunition had not been loaded into the weapon.

“There should have been an investigation into what happened,” a crew member said. Times. “No security meeting took place. There was no assurance that this would not happen again. All they wanted to do was hurry, hurry, hurry. “

The paper also saw a copy of a message sent by a production member to a unit manager. It read: “We have had three accidental discharges now. It’s super unsafe.”

On the day of the incident, crew members went out in protest – and were replaced by non-union members, according to reports. Within hours, Ms. Hutchins is dead and director Joel Souza is injured after a period in which the young mother is killed and Mr. Souza passes through.

They were wounded by a “projectile” fired from a gun used by Mr. Baldwin for the shooting scene. Everyone was under the impression that the gun was “cold”, or loaded with live rounds or anything that could cause serious bodily harm.

The day after the incident, Mr Baldwin issued a statement saying he was “heartbroken” and “is fully cooperating with the police investigation to find out how this tragedy happened and that I have been in contact with her husband, asking him and her.” Offering my support to his family.”

Originally from Ukraine, Ms. Hutchins lived near Los Angeles with her lawyer husband and their young son.

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