Actor Alec Baldwin publicly addressed the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins for the first time Friday, calling it a “tragedy” and saying he is cooperating with the investigation.
“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,” he tweeted late Friday morning, a day after he discharged a prop gun during a movie shoot in New Mexico, killing Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza.
“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,” he said. “My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”
The shooting happened while Baldwin was either filming or rehearsing a scene for “Rust,” an upcoming Western based on a story written by him and Souza. The director’s injuries were not immediately disclosed, but he has already left the hospital.
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what kind of projectile was fired and whether anyone should face charges for the shooting.
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