Sheriff to make statement about Alec Baldwin shooting – latest updates

Candlelit vigil held for Halyna Hutchins after deadly shooting

The sheriff and district attorney investigating the fatal movie set shooting involving Alec Baldwin are due to hold a press conference on Wednesday, expected to provide the first concrete details about the incident which killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

It will come after Mary Carmack-Altwies, the DA, warned criminal charges were possible in the case because she “hadn’t ruled anything out”.

Meanwhile, an actor on Rust has said that a scene where he was shot at in the movie felt “life-threatening”. Ian A Hudson, who played an outlaw in the film, recalled an experience on set when he was exposed to gunfire while the camera and crew were protected by a shield.

“That made me question me being in front of the camera and being between all of that fire. When the rounds were released I did feel the blanks hitting my face and my body,” Hudson told TMZ.

Safety practices on the set of Rust are being investigated by authorities in New Mexico after Ms Hutchins’ death on Thursday.


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That was the impression I got, for sure, of Alec Baldwin, the 63-year-old actor at the centre of real-life tragedy on a movie set in New Mexico.

In the days since the incident last week that resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and the wounding of director Joel Souza, Baldwin has expressed his deep remorse and shock. It appears he was given the weapon he fired by a movie crew member who told him it was a “cold gun”, and therefore safe to fire.

Jon Sharman27 October 2021 11:05


Image of Halyna Hutchins on ‘Rust’ set emerges

An image of Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust has emerged, showing the cinematographer inside a church along with Alex Baldwin, another actor and other members of the crew.

In the photo Ms Hutchins can be seen near the middle of the group, wearing a white beanie hat.

The image was posted online by Serge Svetnoy, a colleague, who said it was the last taken of Ms Hutchins on set.

He said he was “standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Halyna during this fatal shot that took her life”.

(Serge Svetnoy)

Jon Sharman27 October 2021 09:54


Alec Baldwin shooting: Santa Fe district attorney says criminal charges are ‘on the table’

The Santa Fe County district attorney has said criminal charges are possible in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust.

Mary Carmack-Altwies told The New York Times she “hadn’t ruled anything out” in an interview on Tuesday.

Ms Carmack-Altwies said investigators were focusing on ballistics to determine what kind of round had killed Hutchins and who had placed the ammunition in the gun.

Jon Sharman27 October 2021 09:12


Sheriff and DA to hold press conference today

Law enforcement officials are set to announce the initial findings of their investigation into the movie-set shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

A prop gun discharged by actor Alec Baldwin killed Ms Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza.

Santa Fe County sheriff Adan Mendoza and district attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies were due to hold a press conference on Wednesday.

It promised the first detailed public comments by investigators about the killing of 42-year-old Ms Hutchins during an on-set rehearsal at a ranch outside Santa Fe.

The sequence of events on 21 October has baffled Hollywood professionals and prompted calls to better regulate movie-set firearms or even ban them in the age of seamless computer-generated imagery.

Court records say that an assistant director, Dave Halls, grabbed the gun from a cart and handed it to Mr Baldwin, indicating the weapon was safe by yelling “cold gun”. But it was loaded with live rounds, according to a written affidavit from a detective.

Additional reporting by agencies

Jon Sharman27 October 2021 08:42


The Rust movie shooting will be investigated by attorney Gloria Allred’s firm

American women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred’s firm will investigate the shooting that took place on the set of Rust.

According to Fox News, the lawyer is representing Mamie Mitchell, a script supervisor who placed the 911 call after the prop gun was shot.

“My law firm, Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, and I represent Mamie Mitchell. Mamie was the Script Supervisor for the Rust production,” Allred said. “She was standing very close to Halyna Hutchins and the director, Joel Souza, when both Halyna and Joel were shot.”

The lawyer additionally said that her firm will conduct their own investigation into the matter.

“We are conducting our own investigation of what happened because there are many unanswered questions,” she said.

“Mamie has been interviewed by the Sheriff’s Department. She has information and evidence which she believes will be helpful in this investigation.”

“She will continue to answer any additional questions that law enforcement may have and to provide them with evidence that she believes is relevant to their investigation,” Allred revealed.

Peony Hirwani27 October 2021 07:30


Alec Baldwin to cancel all projects following prop gun incident

Alec Baldwin “is cancelling” all of his other projects following the prop gun incident on the set of Rust that led to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

A source told People that the 63-year-old actor is going “to take some time to himself and re-centre himself”.

“This is how he handles difficult times. Whenever something bad happens, in the short term, he removes himself from the public eye,” the source said.

It was additionally revealed that Baldwin was “hysterical and absolutely inconsolable for hours” after the shooting.

Peony Hirwani27 October 2021 07:00


Criminal charges not ruled out in shooting on Alec Baldwin film set

Ms Carmack-Altwies said investigators were focusing on ballistics to determine what kind of round had killed Hutchins and who had placed the ammunition in the gun.

She said a search warrant executed on the set of the Bonanza Creek Ranch found an “enormous amount of bullets on this set” as well as three revolvers, spent casings and ammunition.

“We need to find out what kinds they were,” she said.

Bevan Hurley has the full story:

Peony Hirwani27 October 2021 06:00


Here’s how to watch the Santa Fe Sheriff’s press conference on Alec Baldwin film set shooting

On Wednesday (27 October), Santa Fe County Sheriff and Santa Fe District Attorney will conduct a joint news conference to discuss the ongoing investigation.

The event will begin at 9am PT (5pm BST) and will be live-streamed on the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office Facebook page

Peony Hirwani27 October 2021 05:00


Bullets have been found on Rust set by investigators

Authorities have said they recovered an inventory of seized items that included “two boxes of ammo”, “loose ammo and boxes”, and a “fanny pack with ammo.” Officers also found three revolvers and loose casings.

This revelation was made while investigating cinematographer Halyna Hutchins’s death on the set of Alec Baldwin’s film Rust.

Investigating officers did not specify what kind of ammunition was recovered from the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, or whether it included live bullets, blank cartridges, or dummies.

Maanya Sachdeva has the full story:

Peony Hirwani27 October 2021 04:32


The Rust shooting: Everything we know so far

As the days pass following the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, more and more details have emerged about the movie set where she died, who was in charge of the guns, and what legal consequences those who are blamed might face in the future. Here’s everything we know so far:

Nathan Place27 October 2021 03:00

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