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Alec Baldwin Case: Armourer In Rust Film Set Shooting Sues Prop Supplier



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Nearly
three
months
after
the
deadly
taking pictures
of
a
cinematographer
on
the
set
of
the
western

Rust
,
the
movie’s
armourer
Hannah
Gutierrez
Reed,
has
sued
the
prop
provider,
claiming
that
reside
ammunition
had
been
supplied
to
the
movie
crew
as an alternative
of
solely
dummy
rounds.

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On
October
21,
2021,
throughout
a

Rust

rehearsal
at
a
ranch
in
Santa
Fe,
New
Mexico,
actor
Alec
Baldwin
was
holding
a
loaded
revolver
that
went
off
whereas
he
was
pointing
it
at
cinematographer
Halyna
Hutchins.
Hutchins
died
of
gunshot
wound.
Director
Joel
Souza
was
additionally
injured.

Baldwin
has
denied
pulling
the
set off,
saying
the
gun
discharged.
Both
he
and
Gutierrez
Reed,
the
armourer
who
is
accountable
for
firearms,
ammunition
and
coaching
on
the
movie
set,
have
mentioned
they
had
“no
concept” why
reside
bullets
had been
current
on
set
when
there
weren’t
supposed
to
be
any.

Alec Baldwin ABC interview with George Stephanopoulos

Loaded

however
dummy
or
reside?

Gutierrez
Reed
filed
the
lawsuit
in
a
New
Mexico
state
district
courtroom.
The
lawsuit
blames
ammunition
provider
Seth
Kenney
and
his
PDQ
Arm
&
Prop
for
offering
reside
rounds
in
a
field
that
was
solely
supposed
to
embrace
dummy
rounds.
Dummy
ammunition
has
no
gunpowder
and
is
inert.

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“The
introduction
of
reside
rounds
onto
the
set,
which
no
one
anticipated,
mixed
with
the
rushed
and
chaotic
ambiance,
created
a
excellent
storm
for
a
security
incident,”
the
lawsuit
states,
including
that
Gutierrez
Reed
loaded
the
gun
with
what
she
believed
had been
six
dummy
rounds.
It
additionally
mentioned
she
had
given
up
management
of
the
gun
for
15
minutes
earlier than
the
taking pictures
due
to
COVID
protocols.

Supplier
Kenney
has
mentioned
that
his
firm
did
not
present
reside
ammunition
to
the
set.

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Investigation
continues

A
state
investigation
into
the
taking pictures
is
ongoing,
with
New
Mexico
officers
saying
it
is
too
early
to
file
any
felony
costs,
however
that
they
have
not
dominated
out
costs
in opposition to
anybody
concerned,
together with
Baldwin.
As
half
of
the
investigation,
officers
recovered
ammunition
from
the
set
that
included
blanks,
dummy
rounds
and
what
appeared
to
be
reside
rounds.

In
December
2021,
state
investigators
mentioned
a
weapon
rental
provider
might
have
supplied
“reloaded
ammunition”
that
matched
the
cartridge
suspected
to
have
contained
the
reside
spherical
that
killed
Hutchins.
Reloaded
ammunition
is
made
up
of
recycled
components,
together with
bullets.

Investigators
have
additionally
mentioned
the
weapons
had been
dealt with
on
set
with
“some
complacency.”

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(Reuters,
AP)

DW
News

Story first printed: Thursday, January 13, 2022, 23:55 [IST]

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