ALEC Baldwin shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins with a "legit gun" and an "enormous" amount of bullets were laying loose on the set - including in a fanny pack, authorities have revealed.
In the search to determine what kind of bullets were loaded into the gun that killed Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza, investigators discovered an alarming amount of weapons on set, including three revolvers, spent casings, and ammo.
The items were stored in boxes, a fanny pack, or left out, according to an inventory released on Monday.
Santa Fe County district attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies told the New York Times on Tuesday: "There were an enormous amount of bullets on this set, and we need to find out what kinds they were."
She added that she thought court documents referring to the weapon that fired on Hutchins as a "prop-gun" were incorrect.
“It was a legit gun. It was an antique-era appropriate gun.”
Asked about news reports that crew members had used live ammunition for target practice leading up to the accident, Carmack-Altwies said they were "unconfirmed."
The District Attorney also revealed that she is not ruling out criminal charges, saying: "Everything at this point, including criminal charges, is on the table."
That possibility was echoed by Bill Davis, a police officer for 21 years turned prop master armorer, who told The Sun that charges of involuntary manslaughter could be on the table for both armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed and Assistant Director David Halls.
"There’s a lot of negligence and stuff to go around here. Heads are going to roll," said Davis, who has worked on more than 300 movies and TV shows including SAW.
"I don’t want to see anyone get into trouble, but if I was still a police officer, or a judge, then I would be pursuing criminal charges."
But Davis added Baldwin is likely to go free.
"First of all, I will guarantee that Alec Baldwin will never serve 10 minutes in jail, ever.
"But he was a producer on this show, so the producers are financially responsible. Ultimately, those are the people that will be sued."
It comes as Gutierrez-Reed, the rookie armorer in charge on the set of Rust, is "lawyering up," according to inside sources.
"Her family are supporting her and helping her look for a good lawyer - they feel she's going to need one," one source exclusively told The Sun.
Friends of the young armorer also told The Sun she has "gone dark" and is "not ready to talk" about the tragic incident in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as she has shut down all of her social media accounts.
"A mutual friend reached out and she said she wasn't ready to talk, and naturally we don't know what happened and who was negligent," one said.
"It's unfair to make assumptions."
Gutierrez-Reed, who was described as "inexperienced and green" by a Rust production source, said on a podcast last month that she had almost passed up the job in fear that she wasn't "ready."
Speaking on Voice of the West, she said: "It was a really bada** way to start off a really long and cool career, I'm hoping. I just finished up working on The Old Way with Nicolas Cage, his very first Western.
"It was also my first time being head armorer as well. You know, I was really nervous about it at first, and I almost didn’t take the job because I wasn’t sure if I was ready, but, doing it, like, it went really smoothly."
She had previously served as head armorer on The Old Way with Nicolas Cage, his first Western, and worked at Yellowstone Film Ranch in Montana.
The 24-year-old is the daughter of long-time film industry armorer, Thell Reed.
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