On the set of the low-budget film Rust, where Alec Baldwin shot camera director Halyna Hutchins last week, 'an enormous amount' of bullets were found.

That says the public prosecutor in conversation with

The New York Times on



It is not yet clear what kind of bullets are involved.

Prosecutions in the case are not ruled out.

According to prosecutor Mary Carmack-Altwies, the gun on set was "lifelike and not a prop," as numerous media outlets wrote several times.

An investigation has been launched into why so many bullets were present on the set.

Earlier this week, it appeared that the police investigation is currently focused on the film gunsmith and the assistant director.

Those two would have been the last to have had their hands on the weapon with which the fatal shot was fired.

Baldwin has not yet been charged.

The actor was told the gun was "cold" - meaning no bullets in it.

Hutchins' father has also said he does not hold Baldwin responsible for her death.

Baldwin himself says he was not aware the weapon contained a real bullet, and spoke of a "tragic incident".

Carmack-Altwies keeps

all options open

in conversation with

The New York Times


According to the prosecutor, it could take "weeks, if not months" for the investigation to be completed.

Director Joel Souza was also injured in the shooting.

He was hospitalized but is now recovering at home.

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