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Clip Shows Baldwin Manhandling Gun Moments Before Shooting Death

'Souza told the police that he heard a "loud pop" after recording and realized both he and Hutchins were bleeding... '

(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) A new video of actor Alec Baldwin handling the gun before shooting cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of “Rust” has been released to the public, the New York Post reported.

The clip was taken by Hutchins on the day of the shooting. It shows Baldwin in a mock church at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, rehearsing a “cross draw.”

Hutchins, who was behind the camera, took video of Baldwin sitting in a pew dressed in Western garb, rehearsing with the gun that killed her and injured director Joel Souza.

The clip does not have sound, but shows Baldwin speaking and cuts off as Hutchins turns the camera to mess with the settings.

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The police previously stated that Baldwin was practicing the move, which required that he point the gun directly at the camera, putting both Hutchins and Souza in the line of fire.

Souza told the investigators working the case that he remembered hearing the phrase “cold gun” while prepping for the scene, which indicated that the gun was not loaded and was ready for use.

He could not recall if the gun had been checked after the crew returned from a lunch break before the incident.

Continuing his statement, Souza told the police that he heard a “loud pop” after recording and realized both he and Hutchins were bleeding.

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The records, which were partially released by the Santa Fe Police Department, include crime scene photos, body cam footage, staff photos, dash cam footage and evidence that has been gathered since the incident.

Many components of the case are still being collected and were not included in the most recent release of files.

“Once these investigative components are provided to the sheriff’s office we will be able to complete the investigation to forward it to the Santa Fe District Attorney for review,” Sheriff Adan Mendoza said in a statement.

Criminal charges for those involved, including Baldwin, have not yet been ruled out.

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