- 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?