Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin

Actor Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria Baldwin attend the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

As questions linger about safety protocols on the movie set where Alec Baldwin killed a cinematographer with a prop gun he’d been told was safe, Hollywood professionals say they’re baffled by the circumstances and production crews have quickly stepped up safety measures.

Meanwhile, the armorer responsible for weaponry on set of the movie “Rust,” where a fatal shooting occurred Thursday in New Mexico, was revealed to be a resident of Bullhead City.

Fox News and the Daily Mail reported Tuesday that “Rust” film armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed lives in a two-bedroom house in Bullhead City.

Photographers apparently visited her home in in an attempt to reach her.

An article by Stephanie Nolasco of Fox News claimed to speak with an unidentified landlord of the property, who allegedly told reporters she planned to evict her tenant. The article also quoted unidentified neighbors of the house.

The Daily Mail reported Gutierrez-Reed was recently a student at Northern Arizona University and had worked as a documentary filmmaker for the City of Flagstaff.

The shooting on the set of the film “Rust” killed 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza, who was standing behind her.

The gun Baldwin used was one of three that a firearms specialist, or “armorer,” had set on a cart outside the building where a scene was being rehearsed, according to court records. Assistant director Dave Halls grabbed a gun off a cart and handed it to Baldwin, indicating that the weapon was safe by yelling “cold gun,” court papers say. But it was loaded with live rounds, according to the records.

Baldwin, 63, who is known for his roles in “30 Rock” and “The Hunt for Red October” and his impression of former President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” has described the killing as a “tragic accident.”

Jeffrey Wright, who has worked on projects including the James Bond franchise and the upcoming movie “The Batman,” was acting with a weapon on the set of “Westworld” when news broke of the shooting Thursday at a New Mexico ranch. “We were all pretty shocked. And it informed what we did from that moment on,” he said in an interview Sunday at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

“I don’t recall ever being handed a weapon that was not cleared in front of me — meaning chamber open, barrel shown to me, light flashed inside the barrel to make sure that it’s cleared,” Wright said. “Clearly, that was a mismanaged set.”

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1502

If you have ever been on a movie set you know everyone has a specific job. The main actor just walks in and does his part and leaves.

LHHS

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kdavis

Baldwin pick up the gun, pointed it and pulled the trigger (practicing). Nobody handed him the gun and said its safe. He is an adult. Its his responsibility...

BigBob

kaydee - Wow, so you were there! Why haven't you been called to give a witness statement OR are you just lying - as usual?!

kdavis

Just like Little bobby the evicted village idiot. Blame someone else. Always someone else's fault. Run away little bobby run...

kdavis

Ex village idiot.....bye

chefcrsh

Yes this is correct gun safety practice. You go into any gun store the clerk will clear and open the chamber, dry fire and then hand the weapon (it remains a weapon) to the customer who is expected to do the same, and then only point or place the gun in safe fire directions. If Baldwin had been trained in gun safety first, maybe he wouldn't have killed someone with a gun. And it is an unpleasant irony that Baldwin has spoken out against guns for people who already know this stuff...he as part of the celebrity class obviously considered himself exempt (no doubt for artistic purposes) from any gun ban he advocated for the rest of us.

Too old for this

He is part of the Hollywood elite who advocate for rules and laws to control the little people, not themselves.

tomgarven

Now we are on track to what SHOULD have been done but was not. ANYONE and EVERYONE is responsible to ensure a firearm is not loaded. And on a movie set - why is there even live ammo on the set? There are a lot of people who have a lot of explaining to do and responsibility for how this turned out with someone dead and another person injured.

It is not the weapons fault the gun had live ammo in it - a person or persons are at fault. Why is there no written policy and required signatures required to prevent live ammo on a set that everyone who handles a weapon must sign before using that firearm? Hollywood - you screwed up big time so stop running off at the mouth about gun control and fix this to prevent further pain and suffering.

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