The gun that killed camerawoman Halyna Hutchins could not have been fired accidentally – FBI
The Federal Bureau of Investigation established that the gun from the Rust filming set with which Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin shot camerawoman Halyna Hutchins could not have been fired without pulling the trigger. Earlier, the actor had claimed that the shot had been accidental. This is reported by Deadline, according to Babel.
Forensic expertise showed that even with the hammer cocked or when the gun was struck directly, F.lli Pietta single-action revolver could not be made to fire with no action on the shooter's part. "With the hammer in the quarter- and half-cock positions, the gun could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger," the FBI report says.
In a December 2021 interview, Baldwin said he believed he was handling a "cold gun" without live ammunition and insisted he did not pull the trigger and that the shot was accidental.
As reported by IMI, on October 21, 2021, American actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot Ukrainian cameraman Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza on the set of the western Rust. The incident occurred during the filming of a scene in which Baldwin was firing blank rounds. The weapon was used on the set as a prop. Director Joel Souza was also injured.
The investigation focused on the weapons expert and assistant director who gave Alec Baldwin the gun.
Police recovered hundreds of rounds of ammunition from the filming set where Hutchins had been killed.
Serge Svetnoy, who was in charge of the lighting on the Rust set, sued Alec Baldwin, who had accidentally shot Halyna Hutchins, and other team members.
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