Six days after actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on a movie set in New Mexico, local authorities have spoken publicly about their search for answers into how a gun used as a prop turned out to be deadly.
Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza said the ammunition fired on the set of the film Rust that killed cinematographer Ms Hutchins was a live lead projectile.
The live lead projectile has been recovered from the shoulder of filmmaker Joel Souza, who was injured in the incident.
Sheriff Mendoza was then asked about industry standards and while he felt they were generally good suggested conditions on the set of Rust may have not been ideal.
When asked if Mr Baldwin will face potential criminal charges, the District Attorney said it was too early to comment.
“All options are on the table at this point. We cannot answer that question at this point,” she said.
Police said they suspect other live rounds were on the set, and have found 500 rounds of ammunition, which also includes blanks and dummy rounds.
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