Court records released on Friday said that an assistant director on the film had declared the gun empty before it was handed to Alec Baldwin before he shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza:

According to the AP, the gun was loaded with “live rounds” and Souza was standing behind Hutchins at the time:

From the AP:

A search warrant filed in Santa Fe, Mexico, court said the assistant director did not know the prop gun was loaded with live rounds. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot in the chest. Director Joel Souza, who was standing behind her, was wounded.

According to the New York Times, this assistant director grabbed the gun off of a cart and shouted, “Cold gun!” before handing it to Baldwin:

But we still have no idea how live rounds, if that is what happened, were in the gun in the first place:

While the five-page filing provides many basic logistical details of the shooting, it leaves many questions unanswered — namely how a live round ended up in a gun fired by an actor.

Separately, The Wrap reported that Baldwin could face an involuntary manslaughter charge if prosecutors determine he “is found to be reckless in his handling of the weapon”:

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