'Rookie' changes prop weapons policy following fatal shooting on 'Rust' set

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(CNN)One ABC TV bid has instated a caller argumentation that volition prohibition the usage of alleged "live" weapons connected set, pursuing the fatal shooting connected a movie acceptable successful New Mexico.

The showrunner connected ABC's "The Rookie," a bull play starring Nathan Fillon, sent a missive to the formed and unit explaining the alteration implicit the weekend. CNN reviewed the substance of the letter, provided by sources adjacent to production.

The Hollywood Reporter was the first to study the change.

    In the letter, showrunner Alexi Hawley said the events connected the acceptable of "Rust," which near manager of photography Halyna Hutchins dead and manager Joel Souza injured, prompted the alteration successful policy.

      "The Rookie's" caller argumentation volition mandate the usage of airsoft guns, which are replica guns with reduced powerfulness that typically occurrence integrative pellets.

      Hawley said successful his missive that different effects volition beryllium added utilizing computers successful the post-production process.

      Weapons adept Ben Simmons antecedently explained to CNN that typically 3 types of prop guns are utilized connected acceptable -- wholly fake firearms (that looks existent but can't occurrence anything), deactivated firearms and existent firearms, which are loaded with blanks and mimic existent shooting, from flash to recoil.

      "The information of our formed and unit is excessively important. Any hazard is excessively overmuch risk," Hawley wrote.

      CNN has contacted representatives of ABC and "The Rookie" for comment.

      The probe into the deadly incidental connected the acceptable of "Rust" is ongoing.

      Over the weekend, it was reported that histrion Alec Baldwin had been fixed a prop firearm during a rehearsal and been told it was a alleged "cold gun," a word meant to bespeak the limb didn't person unrecorded rounds, according to an affidavit for a hunt warrant for the movie acceptable filed by the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office and obtained by CNN affiliate KOAT.

      According to the affidavit, Baldwin was handed 1 of 3 prop guns by adjunct manager David Halls that were acceptable up successful a cart by an armorer for the movie "Rust."

        Halls did not cognize determination were "live rounds" successful the gun, the affidavit said.

        It has not yet been determined what the weapon Baldwin fired was loaded with, according to Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office.

        CNN's Aya Elamroussi, Chloe Melas and Claudia Dominguez contributed to this report.

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