Criminal charges may be filed in film set shooting by Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin shooting Criminal charges may be filed, prosecutor says
Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza said the weapon used was functional. Source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times: US police say criminal charges may still be filed over last week’s fatal shooting by actor Alec Baldwin on a film set in New Mexico.

Mr Baldwin accidentally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was later died and wounded a director on the set of the Western film Rust.

District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said: “All options are on the table. No one has been ruled out at this point.”

Investigators also said there was “some complacency” around safety measures on the set.

Sante Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza said while Presenting the department’s initial findings: “We suspect there were other live rounds found on set.”

He added: “We’re going to determine how those got there, why they were there because they shouldn’t have been there.”

Mr Mendoza said police had recovered 600 pieces of evidence so far – including 500 rounds of ammunition and three firearms.

The Sheriff also said a “lead projectile” had been removed from the shoulder of wounded director Joel Souza and handed over as evidence.

He said about the killing: “I think the facts are clear – a weapon was handed to Mr Baldwin. The weapon [was] functional and fired a live round killing Ms Hutchins and injuring Mr Souza.”

The sheriff told journalists that there were up to 100 people on the set of the film when the shooting happened on Thursday.

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