Alec Baldwin Speaks Out On New Mexico Shooting
On Friday, a day after the fatal shooting of a film crewmember on the set of his new film “Rust,” Hollywood Alec Baldwin has made his first public statement about the incident in which he discharged a prop firearm on the set.
The tragic turn of event resulted in the death of the film’s director of photograph Halyna Hutchins, 42. The film’s director Joel Souza, 48, was also injured in the incident.
“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,” Baldwin tweeted on Friday.
“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.
According to investigators, the incident happened at about 1:50 p.m. during the filming of a scene that involved the use of a prop firearm when it was discharged.
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation “remains open and active” and no charges have been filed.”
This is not the fist time this type of incident has happened. In 1993, while filming the movie “The Crow,” actor Brandon Lee, the son of Bruce Lee, was killed when struck by a bullet from a gun that was supposed to have just blanks, but had a bullet lodged in the barrel.
In 1984, actor John-Erik Hexum died after putting the gun to his head and pulling the trigger while playing around with a gun on the set of “Cover Up: Golden Opportunity.”
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