The gun with which actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot cameraman Galina Hutchins during filming was given by the assistant director of the film "Rust". This was found out by The New York Times, having studied court documents.
It follows from eyewitness testimony that during filming, the assistant director took one of the three pistols prepared by a weapons specialist and handed it to Baldwin, saying that it was not loaded. The assistant director claims that he did not know that there was live ammunition in the gun.
According to the entertainment industry workers union in Los Angeles, there was one live cartridge in the pistol.
The operator's parents demanded to punish those responsible for the death of their daughter, writes The Sun.
"If this is someone's mistake, then you will have to pay for it," family friends conveyed the parents' words.
Now Hutchins' parents are solving bureaucratic issues in order to fly to the USA.
On October 21, Alec Baldwin, on the set of the western "Rust" in New Mexico, accidentally fired a weapon that was a prop. As a result, 42-year-old cameraman Galina Hutchins died. Director Joel Souza was also injured, he was hospitalized and has already been discharged from the hospital. Hutchins is survived by her husband and child. The woman was born and raised in Soviet Ukraine, and in recent years lived in Los Angeles.
Baldwin wrote on his Twitter page the following:
"There are no words to describe my shock and sadness over the tragic incident<...> My heart aches for her husband, their son, and everyone who knew and loved Galina." He added that he is cooperating with the police and is in contact with Hutchins' husband.