Prop gun that killed Halyna Hutchins 'used by crew for fun' in 'off-set target practice while loaded with real bullets'

THE gun that killed Halyna Hutchins was used for off-set target practice fun by the film's crew using real bullets, it was reported.

Halyna, 42, was shot by Alec Baldwin on the set of the movie Rust after he was reportedly handed the weapon loaded with a live round.


The 63-year-old was told the weapon was 'cold' and wasn't aware it was loaded.

Baldwin was doubled up in shock after Thursday’s accident on the set of western movie Rust, which also saw director Joel Souza hit in the shoulder.

A vigil was held for Halyna at which mourners vowed to get justice for the “brilliant” cinematographer.

It has now emerged that the vintage weapon was used by crew during their down time, reports TMZ.

It comes as

  • A vigil was held for Halyna in which mourners called for justice for her the cinematographer.
  • Her dad has refused to blame Alec Baldwin for the tragedy.
  • Experts claim he broke the 'golden rule' of movie gun safety by aiming weapon at crew.
  • Baldwin was doubled over in shock after Halyna was shot.
  • The armorer working on the movie gave a gun to a child on her last film, it was claimed.

Multiple sources connected to the movie told the website the weapon was used for what amounted to target practice using real bullets.

According to TMZ, it is believed this could be the explanation for how a live bullet was in the weapon when it was fired.

It’s also been alleged that Baldwin allegedly broke the 'golden rule of safety' when he pointed a prop gun at a film crew member and shot them dead.

Experts claim there is no reason the pistol that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins should ever have been be directed at another person on set,

And there definitely should not have been any live ammunition, they say.

More details have emerged of the harrowing 911 call made from the set after the shooting.

Read our Alec Baldwin shooting live blog for the very latest news and updates…

In the footage obtained by TMZ, a female script supervisor can be heard telling operator she didn’t know if there was a live bullet in the gun.

"We've had two people accidentally shot on a movie set by a prop gun. We need help immediately," she can be heard saying.

A man then steps in and tells the operator there is “one wound on two individuals” and says there is an on-set medic who is tending to them.

The gun Alec Baldwin fired in the fatal shooting on the Rust movie set was handed to the actor loaded with a live round, according to a warrant from the ongoing police investigation.

The warrant says that an assistant director handed the gun to the actor and told him that it was "cold" before he fired it.

The warrant, obtained by the Associated Press, also says that the assistant director was not aware that the gun was loaded.

The gun that was fired was one of three laid on a cart by the film's armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed.

Assistant director Dave Halls grabbed the gun from the cart, believing it was unloaded, and brought it inside to Alec, who was filming a scene, the warrant says.



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