After the drama on the film set, the rumor mill is seething. An assistant director is said to have caused trouble two years before the fatal Alec Baldwin shot. The news ticker.
- How many shots were there really? Shortly before the called press conference, new details about the drama in Santa Fe leak through, then the investigators speak (see update from October 27, 7:17 p.m.).
- After the fatal incident on the film set, Donald Trump Junior is now making the headlines (see update from October 27, 1.40 p.m.).
- Meanwhile, the assistant director continues to be the focus of violent allegations (see original report).
- This news ticker is updated regularly.
Update from October 27th, 7:17 pm: Six days after the fatal incident on the set of the Western film “Rust”, the lead investigators in Santa Fe appeared before the press for the first time: Sheriff Adan Mendoza and prosecutor Mary Carmack-Altwies. Mendoza confirmed previously leaked information that a single shot by Alec Baldwin killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and seriously injured director Joel Souza. “We believe we have the firearm that went off the fatal shot. The projectile was also confiscated. It was operated on from Souza’s shoulder and secured. ”Further tests are now being carried out on the 45 revolver in an FBI laboratory. “Changes have been made to the cylinder,” Mendoza explained.
In addition, the investigators confiscated “500 pieces of live ammunition” and two other weapons – in contrast to the murder weapon, they were both “made of plastic and not functional,” said Mendoza. “We are now trying to find out how it came about that 500 loads of live ammunition were on the set,” explained the sheriff. Mendoza has not yet been able to confirm or deny whether the incident was filmed. All around 100 participants who were on the set and were interviewed were very cooperative – including Alec Baldwin.
Investigators on charges in Baldwin drama: “No one can currently be excluded”
Whether they acted negligently and, above all, by whom, must now be clarified. Whether the safety precautions on the set were too lax is part of the further investigations. The future must also show what the many speculations and rumors surrounding the incident – tension on the set or target practice on the site – are, according to prosecutor Carmack-Altwies. “All options are still on the table. Nobody can be excluded from the investigation at the moment. “
To talk about possible charges is still too early, both investigators said in their statements. “If there really was a crime, the criminal charges will be brought. We are investigating further, ”said Sheriff Adan Mendoza. If there is enough evidence to support an indictment, one will be raised, added prosecutor Carmack-Altwies. “I always rely on evidence, not jump to conclusions.”
Baldwin’s fatal shot: bullet from the director’s shoulder brings new knowledge
Update from October 27th, 5:41 pm: How many shots were fired on the western set of the film “Rust” in Santa Fe? This central question now seems to be resolved: According to the local newspaper Santa Fe reporter it was one and the same bullet that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and seriously injured director Joel Souza. According to an eyewitness on the set – as quoted image from the local newspaper report – the bullet is said to have pierced Hutchin’s body and then penetrated the director’s collarbone. Accordingly, the investigators have secured a projectile in the shoulder of Souza. It got stuck. This also coincides with the descriptions in the seven-page police protocol that is available to the tabloid.
This information has not yet been officially confirmed at the moment. That could change soon, however, because at 6 p.m. German time, the sheriff of the Santa Fe district, Adan Mendoza, and prosecutor Mary Carmack-Altwies clarified the current status of the investigations at a press conference.
Baldwin’s fatal shot: Trump son horrified with action
Update from October 27th, 1.40 p.m .: After the fatal Baldwin shot on the film set, investigators announce a press conference. It already seems clear that there were apparently large quantities of real ammunition on the set. Meanwhile, Donald Trump Junior is making headlines, the son of ex-President Donald Trump had apparently tried to make economic profit from the Baldwin tragedy.
As American media unanimously report, Trump Junior is said to have offered a T-shirt for sale online. On this is the saying “Firearms do not kill people. Alec Baldwin kills people ”. Trump Junior is likely to allude to the slogan of the gun lobby. Actor Alec Baldwin had made a name for himself as an opponent of guns and the gun lobby in recent years. The Hollywood actor had made headlines in recent years with parodies of the then US President Donald Trump.
Baldwin’s fatal shot: film set medic initially misunderstood the situation – assistant director in focus
Update from October 26, 2021, 2 p.m .: It must have been dramatic minutes that played out on the set in Santa Fe. But the doctor on set apparently had not grasped the seriousness of the situation right at the beginning. As image Citing the testimony of the doctor reported, Cherlyn Schaefer is said to have initially thought that the shooting scene was part of the Hollywood film. Immediately after the “unexpectedly loud shot” she asked: “Are we still rehearsing?” Any help came too late for 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
After a fatal shot on the film set: Baldwin woman expresses herself “shocked”
Update from October 26th, 11 a.m .: After the fatal shot on the film set in Santa Fe, the wife of the actor involved Alec Baldwin has now also spoken out. “My heart is with Halyna. Her husband. Her son. Their family and loved ones. And with my Alec, “said the 37-year-old on Instagram on Monday. But it is impossible to “express the shock and grief of such a tragic accident”.
Alec Baldwin himself had already spoken on Twitter on Friday, and he had also expressed his shock and sadness. He announced his cooperation with all police investigations.
Update from October 26th, 10:40 a.m .: After the fatal shot on the film set of actor Alec Baldwin, more dramatic details are now coming to light. The director, who is also injured, talks about the decisive moments.
Fatal Baldwin shot: assistant director already noticed before? Producer recalls incident
Original notification from October 26, 2021: New York – A production company has alleged the assistant director who gave him the gun following the fatal shot of actor Alec Baldwin.
Alec Baldwin: fatal shot on camerawoman – serious allegations against assistant director
Dave Halls is said to have been kicked out of production for the film “Freedom’s Path” in 2019 because of a gun accident, a producer of the film told the news agency AFP. In the incident, a team member was even slightly injured.
Well-known US actor Baldwin apparently accidentally shot 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on Thursday (October 21) while shooting the western “Rust” in New Mexico when he was firing a prop weapon. She died shortly after The incident at a hospital, which a friend of Hutchins’ had made serious allegations.
Police investigate after drama on film set: rumors about target practice
The police are investigating the incident. In addition to Halls, the film gun master Hannah Gutierrez-Reed is at the center of the investigation. The 24-year-old is said to have been responsible for the security of the prop weapons during the shoot.
According to media reports, members of the film team had practiced live ammunition on Hutchins the morning before the fatal shot. (lks with afp)
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