Alec Baldwin shooting: Aerial view of film set after police cordon off
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Baldwin, 63, was filming scenes for his new movie Rust when his prop gun misfired and hit Hutchins, as well as director Joel Souza. Following the tragic accident, Hutchins was airlifted to a hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with gunshot wounds to the stomach, but was pronounced dead soon afterwards.
Hutchins’ husband Matthew has now said that the Hollywood actor had been in contact, and that he was being “very supportive”, according to MailOnline.
The promising cinematographer, 42, leaves behind an eight-year-old son.
Matthew, 38, also said that the incident itself had left him lost for words.
“I don’t think there are words to communicate the situation,” he said.
“I am not going to be able to comment about the facts or the process of what we’re going through right now, but I appreciate that everyone has been very sympathetic.
“I think that we will need a little bit of time before we can really encapsulate her life in a way that is easy to communicate,” he told Insider.
Production has now been halted on the film two weeks after they started filming in New Mexico, following the terrible accident.
Baldwin broke his silence with a statement on Twitter today: “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 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.”
Police reported that on Wednesday, a “projectile” was fired by a “prop gun” on film set, which was located at the 2,000-acre Bonanza Creek Ranch.
Baldwin volunteered to be questioned by police officers from the Santa Fe County Sheriff Department, before being released without charge.
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A Santa Fe sheriff spokesperson said the actor “came in voluntarily and he left the building after he finished his interviews”.
Baldwin was photographed outside the Sheriff’s office after questioning, where he looked visibly distraught.
The Oscar-nominated actor could be seen crying as he spoke on the phone, and was at one point doubled over with grief.
Souza, 48, was taken to hospital after being hit by the bullet, but was discharged yesterday after spending several hours undergoing treatment.
One source told Showbiz 411 that the 30 Rock star had “no idea” how badly his crew members were hurt at the time, or that Hutchins had died.
Baldwin reportedly said: “In all my years, I’ve never been handed a hot gun.”
Rust is a modern Western film about a 13 year-old boy and his younger brother who go on the run with their grandfather who is wanted for murder following the death of their parents in 1880’s Kansas.
Express.co.uk has contacted Alec Baldwin’s representatives for comment.
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