A probe into the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins by Hollywood star Alec Baldwin has revealed that the actor was told the prop weapon was safe as it was a "cold gun".
The investigation was conducted by the Santa Fe police and it was also disclosed that the prop gun contained live rounds when it was fired.
A county sheriff's filed in Santa Fe magistrates court on Friday reveals that the shot fired hit the cinematographer in the chest and also landed at director Joel Souza's shoulder (he was behind her at the time).
Hutchins died of her wounds while Souza has been released from a local hospital.
Alec Baldwin on the set of the movie RUST
According to the affidavit, the assistant director who gave Baldwin the gun was not aware that it contained live rounds. The actor said on Friday that he was in shock over the accidental shooting as reports reveal that several individuals had walked out of the Rust movie set earlier due to unsafe conditions.
Baldwin stated that he was "fully cooperating" with the authorities to determine how the tragic incident happened on Thursday.
The sheriff's department added that no charges have been filed and that the investigation remained open.