Alec Baldwin’s on-set gunsmith “Rust” says she has “no idea” where the live tour is coming from


The film gunsmith Rust said she had “no idea” where the live bullets found on the set came from. The fatal shooting took place last week when actor Alec Baldwin accidentally fired a bullet that killed the film’s cinematographer and injured the director on set in New Mexico.

The statement from Hannah Gutierrez-Reed’s attorneys said she was “devastated and completely beside herself with the events that have taken place.”

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died of her injuries, while director Joel Souza survived after being shot in the shoulder.

The shooting in New Mexico is still under investigation by law enforcement and no charges have yet been filed in this case.

“Safety is Hannah’s number one priority on the set. Ultimately, this set would never have been compromised if the live ammunition had not been introduced. Hannah has no idea where the live rounds are coming from, ”the statement said, NBC News reported.

Court documents said deputy director Dave Halls shouted “cold gun” as he handed the gun to Mr. Baldwin to indicate to the film crew that the gun had no live bullets. A search warrant affidavit revealed Mr Halls told authorities he should have been more careful when checking the weapon after noticing a difference in the cartridges.

Jason Bowles and Robert Gorence, lawyers representing Ms Gutierrez-Reed, said the weapons used were locked up at night as well as during lunch breaks.

They added that she was stretched out and pushed for more practice while juggling multiple roles.

“Hannah was hired for two positions on this film, which made it extremely difficult to focus on her job as a gunsmith,” the attorneys’ statement said.

“She fought for training, days to maintain guns and time to prepare for gunfire, but was ultimately canceled by production and her department. The whole production has become dangerous due to various factors, including the lack of safety meetings, ”they added.

Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe County, where filming took place, is often used to film Western-style movies.

The “lead projectile” that killed Ms. Hutchins was recovered from Mr. Souza’s shoulder.

Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza said it was a “suspected live round”. (© Independent press service)

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