Alec Baldwin says his heart is broken after he fatally shot Halyna Hutchins with prop gun
The 42-year-old cinematographer was airlifted to University of New Mexico Hospital but she was later pronounced dead. Director Joel Souza, 48, was also injured but is reported to have left hospital on Friday afternoon.
Baldwin’s blood-stained outfit was taken as evidence along with the gun. Ammunition and other prop weapons were also taken from the set by police.
The Hollywood legend confirmed he is “fully cooperating” with the police investigation. Also posted message on twitter.
There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I'm fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and
— AlecBaldwin(HABF) (@AlecBaldwin) October 22, 2021
A second tweet said: “I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”
An email sent to members of the movie prop masters union, IATSE Local 44, said there had been an “accidental weapons discharge” on the set of the Western-style film Rust.
Deputies responded at around 2pm on Thursday to the movie set at the Bonanza Creek Ranch after 911 calls came in of a person being shot on set, sheriff’s spokesman Juan Rios said.
The ranch has been used in dozens of films, including the recent Tom Hanks Western “News of the World.”
He said detectives were investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged.
No charges have been filed. Police said witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.