The New Mexico Police Department has yet to make any arrests after the shooting incident on the set of the movie

Rust.

The sheriff gave a press conference on the case Wednesday afternoon, in which few new details were shared.

The police say that about six hundred pieces of evidence have been collected, including (fake) bullets, (fake) weapons and clothing.

The bullet that fired the fatal shot at camerawoman Halyna Hutchins is also being investigated.

That is also the bullet that ended up in the shoulder of director Joel Souza, who has since been allowed to leave the hospital.

The police suspect, as was previously known, that several real bullets were present on the set and not just empty shells or dummies.

All these documents have now been handed over to the FBI, who will investigate this "in depth".

There were about 90 people on set at the time of the incident.

All these people are being interrogated.

"There are facts and rumors and our job is to determine what is fact and what is rumor," the sheriff said.

The police also share that there are no CCTV images of the fatal shooting incident.

It is currently too early to say anything about a possible prosecution in the case.

This is only possible once the investigation has been completed.

Who was involved in the shooting incident on the set of Rust?

  • Alec Baldwin - Protagonist and Producer

  • Halyna Hutchins - Camerawoman who died in the incident

  • Joel Souza - Director who was injured but is now recovering at home

  • Dave Halls - Film director, directs the set.

    He had previously been fired for a shooting incident on set

  • Hannah Gutierrez Reed - Movie gunsmith who manages the (fake) weapons on the set.

    For example, she is responsible for making a weapon 'cold' and ensures that there are no bullets in it.

    She and Halls are said to have been the last to have had their hands on the weapon that was fired.

Investigation into blacksmith and recording manager

Last Friday it was announced that camerawoman Hutchins was shot dead by actor Alec Baldwin on the set of the low-budget film

Rust.

He was practicing shooting with a pistol during a rehearsal.

That should have been a prop but was a real gun, the prosecutor said on Wednesday.

On the set of

Rust

, "a huge amount" of bullets were also found.

According to the prosecutor, the weapon on the set was "lifelike and not a prop", as reported several times.

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

Earlier this week, it appeared that the police investigation is currently focused on the film gunsmith and the recording 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 had been 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".

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