Santa Fe Sheriff: Baldwin’s ‘Rust’ Shooting Still ‘a Criminal Investigation’

Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza said on Thursday that the deadly shooting that occurred on the set of the film “Rust” is an ongoing “criminal investigation,” and that officers are focused on finding out how and why live ammunition was on set.

During a press conference, Mendoza outlined what investigators have determined at this point about the shooting, which involved actor and producer Alec Baldwin, who killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and injured director Joel Souza.

“The facts are clear: a weapon was handed to Mr. Baldwin. The weapon is functional and fired a live round, killing Ms. Hutchins and injuring Mr. Souza,” Sheriff Adan Mendoza said during the joint news conference with the district attorney’s office, according to Fox News.

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