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Investigators track ammunition in fatal film set shooting

Prop Firearm Armorer
Posted at 3:16 PM, Dec 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-01 18:16:47-05

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are pursuing new leads on possible sources of live ammunition involved in actor Alec Baldwin’s fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the New Mexico set of a western movie.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday searched the premises of an Albuquerque-based firearms and ammunition supplier to the film “Rust.”

The supplier says he may know where live rounds came from, describing ammunition he received from a friend in the past that had been assembled from parts.

Baldwin fired a prop revolver he thought was harmless during a “Rust” rehearsal on Oct. 21, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding the director.