The gun reportedly contained a live round (Picture: AP/Getty)

The prop gun that fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the Alec Baldwin film Rust contained a ‘live round’.

In an email sent to the members of the IATSE Local 44 trade union, which covers prop masters, it was stated that Rust’s propmaster was not a member of Local 44.

Secretary-Treasurer Anthony Pawluc called the incident ’an accidental weapons discharge’ in the which ‘a live single round was accidentally fired on set by the principal actor, hitting both the Director of Photography, Local 600 member Halnya Hutchins, and Director Joel Souza’

The email read: ‘Local 44 has confirmed that the Props, Set Decoration, Special Effects and Construction Departments were staffed by New Mexico crew members. There were no Local 44 members on the call sheet.’

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