Hollywood star Alec Baldwin says his “heart is broken” after he tragically discharged a “prop gun” that fatally injured cinematographer Halyna Hutchins while on the set of his forthcoming Western-style film.
Baldwin, 63, shot and killed Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza — who is in critical condition — while filming for “Rust.” According to reports, the actor accidentally fired at the two crew members with a “prop gun” from the movie.
“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,” said Baldwin. “I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and 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,” he added.
The incident occurred at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where they were filming scenes for “Rust.”
A spokesperson for the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office, Juan Rios, said the law enforcement agency is “treating this as we would any other investigation,” noting deputies are still working to determine if what happened was an accident, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican.
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