The gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on a New Mexico movie set had been used by crew members offsite for fun, a new report claims. The gun, which was fired by Alec Baldwin on the set of the movie “Rust,” may have even been loaded with live rounds when it was used for what was essentially target practice, TMZ reported.


Multiple sources connected to the production of the film told TMZ that the gun was fired at off-the-clock gatherings – which could explain how a live round found its way into the gun’s chamber.


Another source who was on set told the outlet that when cops arrived they found live ammo and blank rounds stored in the same area, where the fatal mix-up could have occurred.







Armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed once gave unchecked gun to 11 year-old actor


According to the Daily Beast, on her first job as head armorer, Nicholas Cage’s movie, ‘The Old Way,’ Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, 24, gave a gun to an 11 year-old actress without checking it properly for safety.


“Rust” was Gutierrez-Reed’s second job as a head armorer.


“She was reloading the gun on the ground, where there were pebbles and stuff,” one source told the outlet. “We didn’t see her check it, we didn’t know if something got in the barrel or not.”


Gutierrez-Reed reportedly handed the gun to child actress Ryan Kiera Armstrong, forcing concerned crew members to intervene, the report said. The gun was then checked for barrel obstruction.


“She was a bit careless with the guns, waving it around every now and again,” a source said.


“There were a couple times she was loading the blanks and doing it in a fashion that we thought was unsafe.”

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