the essential According to the prosecutor in charge of the investigation, criminal proceedings are “not excluded” against the actor Alec Baldwin, who accidentally killed a director of photography on filming a western.
“It was he who activated the weapon,” said Santa Fe prosecutor Mary Carmack-Altwies at a press conference. “All options are on the table at this stage” and “no one is left out” regarding possible lawsuits, she said.
Searches conducted at the Bonanza Creek ranch (New Mexico), where Halyna Hutchins was killed on 21 October resulted in the seizure of 500 ammunition, Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza said.
Pending the findings of the forensic science, investigators believe it is a mixture of dummy cartridges, blank cartridges and live ammunition.
“We’re going to determine how (this live ammunition) got on set, why it was there, because it shouldn’t have been there,” Mendoza said.
The very strict recommendations of the film industry when it comes to firearms prohibit the presence of live ammunition on set, precisely to prevent this kind of accident.