World Alec Baldwin breaks silence after killing crew member in disastrous gun mishap on movie set

20:11  22 october  2021
20:11  22 october  2021 Source:   foxnews.com

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Alec Baldwin has broken his silence after firing a prop gun on the set of his upcoming Western film "Rust" that killed the cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured the director Joel Souza.

"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 said Friday morning on Twitter.

"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," the actor concluded.

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Production on "Rust" has halted indefinitely after Baldwin discharged a prop gun during production on Thursday at Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico, resulting in the death of Hutchins, 42, and the wounding of Souza, 48. He was discharged from the hospital on Friday morning.

"The entire cast and crew has been absolutely devastated by today’s tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Halyna’s family and loved ones," a spokesperson for Rust Movies Productions LLC said in a statement obtained by Deadline.


"We have halted production on the film for an undetermined period of time and are fully cooperating with the Santa Fe Police Department’s investigation," the statement continued. "We will be providing counseling services to everyone connected to the film as we work to process this awful event."

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  Rust director Joel Souza 'gutted' by Halyna Hutchins' death: 'She pushed me to be better' Rust director Joel Souza says he is "gutted" by the loss of his colleague Halyna Hutchins, who was killed when a prop gun was fired on the film's set by Alec Baldwin. Souza, 48, was injured in Thursday's shooting and has been released from hospital, and has spoken for the first time about the incident in a statement shared with Deadline. "I am gutted by the loss of my friend and colleague, Halyna. She was kind, vibrant, incredibly talented, fought for every inch, and always pushed me to be better," Souza said.

As indicated in the statement, authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.

"Mr. Baldwin was questioned by investigators and released," a rep from the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said, per the outlet. "No arrests or charges have been filed."


They added: "This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives."

A news release from the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were dispatched to the set around 1:50 p.m. local time, and the call indicated an individual had been shot.

Alec Baldwin’s role as producer on ‘Rust’ could play a key role in shooting investigation: former filmmaker .
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