Here Are Some Things We don't Know About the Baldwin Shooting

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A distraught Alec Baldwin in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office Thursday after answering questions about the incident.
Credit...Jim Weber/Santa Fe New Mexican, via Associated Press
  • Oct. 22, 2021, 11:44 a.m. ET

A fatal shooting Thursday on the set of the movie “Rust” killed the film’s cinematographer and wounded the director. Alec Baldwin, one of the starring actors and a producer of the film, fired a weapon used as a prop. The local police agency is still investigating the incident.

Here are some of the outstanding questions:

  • What kind of gun was used?

  • What projectile was used in the gun?

  • What were the circumstances of the shooting — was it during filming?

  • Who was the prop master and what were the safety protocols around using weapons as props?

  • How were two people struck? Was the weapon discharged multiple times?

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