The lawyer said on Wednesday on the “Today Show”. Bowles went on to say that there were dissatisfied employees on the set who complained about the working conditions. The weapon master (24) had loaded the weapon with bullets from a box of dummy cartridges. How the live ammunition got into the revolver must be investigated, said the lawyer. At times, the weapons and ammunition on the set were not locked up, but were accessible to everyone.
On October 21, cinematographer Halyna Hutchins (42) was fatally injured while filming the low-budget western “Rust” at a film ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and director Joel Souza (48) was hit in the shoulder. Baldwin (63), who is the main actor and producer in the film, had fired the gun during the rehearsal for a scene. Investigations revealed that there was a real bullet in the Colt.
Investigators came across three handguns and around 500 rounds of ammunition on the set. These included blank cartridges and so-called dummy cartridges that do not contain gunpowder. As the investigators announced last week, there was probably live (“live”) ammunition among them.
The gun master has denied allegations of negligence on the set. She had “no idea” where the live ammunition found came from, the weapons master said in a letter through her lawyers at the end of October. Another assistant director, who was also in focus, admitted that he had not strictly followed the safety precautions and had only incompletely checked the weapon.