Last week brought the news that actor Alec Baldwin will face a charge relating to the tragic incident that happened on the set of Western film 'Rust' in 2021.
Baldwin fired a gun that he believed was loaded with blanks, but it contained live rounds and cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died in the incident.
It was later revealed that director Joel Souza was shot in the shoulder with the same bullet, but recovered from his injuries.
Baldwin will be charged with involuntary manslaughter for his involvement in the 42-year-old Hutchins' death, but it has been confirmed that he will not face charges for shooting Souza - as there was apparently 'no crime' committed, according to the Santa Fe District Attorney’s Office.
Leaked paperwork has revealed that in order for him to be charged with Souza's shooting, proof of 'intentional battery' must have occurred, and there is no evidence of such.
The charge of 'unintentional battery' does not exist, therefore there is no charge.
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer responsible for the guns on the film set, will also face the charge of involuntary manslaughter.
If either or both are found guilty, they face a prison sentence of five years maximum.
Assistant director David Halls - who was the person who handed the gun to Baldwin - has already accepted a plea deal “for the charge of negligent use of a deadly weapon", which will see him on probation for six months and receive a suspended prison sentence.
Production on the film is set to resume this month, with Baldwin continuing in the role of Harland Rust - but this time, the set will 'bar any use of working weapons or any form of live ammunition, including blanks', according to the New York Times.