Alec Baldwin, after testifying before police in Santa Fe County. Photo: AFP
The FBI has completed a ballistic analysis of the deadly shooting on the set of the film rust It happened last year when actor Alec Baldwin fired a gun that was supposed to have bullets and killed director of photography Halyna Hutchins and director Joel Souza badly injured, the international press reported.
Now, the investigators must add the results (which have not yet been released to the press) and send the case to the prosecution to evaluate possible allegations.
Alec Baldwin assured in the following days that he was collaborating with justice.
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office was investigating the incident on Oct. 21 when Alec Baldwin was preparing to shoot a scene at Bonanza Creek Ranch when he fired his propeller gun and a bullet hit Halyna Hutchins, the director of photography, who died, and the director, Joel Souza, was injured.
According to specialty site Variety, much of the investigation focuses on how a real bullet leaked on the set and gunsmith Hannah Gutiérrez Reed, 24, who was working in that role for the second time, is in the crosshairs.
Alec Baldwin in his first video after the tragic accident. video capture of photos
Separately, investigators are still waiting to receive Baldwin’s phone records, nearly seven months after the actor handed over the phone.
According to Juan Ríos, a spokesman for the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, these findings are “close” and once received, investigators will need to examine them thoroughly before referring the case to the district attorney’s office.
On October 21 last year, famed American actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop weapon that left a dead woman and a man injured while filming a scene from the film. rust in the state of New Mexico, in the United States.
Director of photography Halyna Hutchins was shot dead, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said in an official statement.
The selfie of technician Serge Svetnoy with Halyna Hutchins on the set of “Rust”. AFP photo.
The 42-year-old woman “was flown by helicopter to the University of New Mexico hospital, where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel.”
On the other hand, the director of the film, Joel Souza, 48, was injured and was transported by ambulance to the Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center for emergency care.
The incident took place at Bonanza Creek Ranch, a famous location for films in the United States, where they were also recorded. Cowboys and aliens Y Long swamp.
Officers responded to the set at around 2pm, after it was reported to 911 that a person had been shot at on the set, Juan Ríos, a police spokesman, revealed.
The International Cinematographers Guild quickly confirmed that the woman shot dead was Hutchins, who was the director of photography for the action film. Archenemy‘in 2020, with Joe Manganiello. She graduated from the American Film Institute in 2015, she was named a “rising star” by American Cinematographer magazine for 2019.