Alec Baldwin shooting news – Tributes to Halyna Hutchins after gun accident as Rust armorer deletes Twitter and Facebook

THE armorer who handled the gun before the accidental fatal shooting has shut down her social media accounts, and sources say she did so based on legal advice.

Director of photography Halyna Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza was critically injured by the prop gun that an assistant director said was safe to use. The armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, handled the “loaded gun” before the fatal incident.

The gun – reportedly a vintage Colt pistol – was being used by crew members off-set during a “target practice” with real bullets, multiple sources told TMZ.

Meanwhile, it was reported the incident at Bonanza Creek ranch outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, occurred during a scene where Baldwin was filming a mock gunfight in the church on-set.

The Colt pistol was apparently one of many weapons on set and had been used in a previous scene without incident.

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