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Alec Baldwin ‘was told prop gun was safe’ before fatal shooting

Alec Baldwin was reportedly told the prop gun he was using was safe before he fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

According to an affidavit filed by the Santa Fe County’s Sheriff’s Office, obtained by the Associated Press, the film’s assistant director shouted “cold gun” on set before the tragic incident occurred.

But when Alec pulled the gun’s trigger, it fired a projectile that shot Halyna in the chest and hit director Joel Souza’s shoulder.

It’s understood the assistant director “did not know live rounds were in the prop gun” when it was handed to Alec.

The prop gun has since been handed over to the police.

The affidavit also included a search warrant requesting to investigate the set building where the incident occurred, which was granted by a judge.

Halyna was pronounced dead on Thursday, after Alec’s prop gun misfired on set – killing her and injuring director Joel Souza.

Halyna Hutchins

Officers were called to the Bonanza Creek Ranch in New Mexico at about 1.50 pm on Thursday, after receiving a 911 call.

Halyna, 42, was transported via helicopter to University of New Mexico Hospital, but was later pronounced dead.

Joel, 48, was treated for his injuries at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, and was later released.

In a statement on Friday, Alec described the incident as a “tragic accident”.

Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours.”

“I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family.”

“My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna,” he added.

The incident is currently being investigated by police officials, but no charges have been filed.


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