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Entertainment Alec Baldwin's brother Stephen ‘asks for prayer' as he breaks silence on 'tragic' shooting

18:20  22 october  2021
18:20  22 october  2021 Source:   express.co.uk

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  Everything you need to know about the Baldwin brothers – from careers to marriages The Baldwin brothers are all in the entertainment industry, and here's what you need to knowThe shooting took place Thursday (21 October) on the set for Alec’s upcoming movie, Rust.

Alec Baldwin, 63, accidentally shot and killed crew member Halyna Hutchins on the set of his film Rust yesterday. His brother and fellow actor Stephen, 55, has now shared a short statement with his Instagram followers about what happened.

Posting in view of his 109,000 followers on Instagram, Stephen asked for prayers.

He wrote: "Asking for your prayers tonight friends.

Alec Baldwin's brother Stephen ‘asks for prayers' as he breaks silence on 'tragic' shooting © GETTY/INSTAGRAM/STEPHENBALDWIN Alec Baldwin's brother Stephen ‘asks for prayers' as he breaks silence on 'tragic' shooting

"Not much can be said other than please pray for all involved in the wake of this tragic accident. Thank you."

Alec Baldwin fatally shoots woman with prop gun on set of new film

  Alec Baldwin fatally shoots woman with prop gun on set of new film Alec Baldwin fatally shoots woman with prop gun on set of new filmThe 63-year-old misfired a prop gun during filming for the 19th Century western film Rust, killing a woman and leaving a man injured

The incident happened in New Mexico on the set of the film yesterday.

Halyna, 42, was killed when Alec fired a prop gun on the set of his new film.

Alec Baldwin, 63, accidentally shot and killed crew member Halyna Hutchins on the set of his film © GETTY Alec Baldwin, 63, accidentally shot and killed crew member Halyna Hutchins on the set of his film

The cinematographer was taken to hospital but pronounced dead from stomach gunshot wounds.

The film's director Joel Souza, 48, was also taken to hospital after being injured in the accident.

However, one of the film's stars, Frances Fisher, has confirmed he has been discharged.

His brother and fellow actor Stephen, 55, has now shared a short statement © GETTY His brother and fellow actor Stephen, 55, has now shared a short statement

Police were called to Bonanza Creek Ranch yesterday at 1.50pm local time (7.50pm GMT).

A Santa Fe sheriff spokesman issued a statement to AFP news agency, confirming Alec had spoken to detectives about the incident.

Alec Baldwin posed for happy set pics with Halyna Hutchins days before tragic shooting

  Alec Baldwin posed for happy set pics with Halyna Hutchins days before tragic shooting Alec Baldwin and the rest of the cast and crew were all smiles just days before the shooting accidentThe upcoming movie was being filmed in New Mexico, when a prop gun accidentally fired by Alec on Thursday killed Halyna and injured the film’s director Joel Souza.

They said: "He came in voluntarily and he left the building after he finished his interviews."

Halyna was an acclaimed director of photography, having previously worked on films like Mad Hatter and Archenemy.

Halyna, 42, was killed when Alec fired a prop gun on the set of his new film. © GETTY Halyna, 42, was killed when Alec fired a prop gun on the set of his new film.

She was also named a "rising star" by American Cinematographer magazine in 2019.

Tributes have been pouring in since the news of her death.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson posted on her final Instagram video, which saw her horse riding on set.

He commented: "I am so so sorry. Rest easy. My love and strength to your family."

Actor Joe Manganiello also penned a moving response on his own Instagram page after working with her on Archenemy.

He said: "I woke up to the messages and read the news and I am in shock. I was so lucky to have had halynahutchins as my DP on Archenemy.

"She was an absolutely incredible talent and a great person."

He added: "This is a horrible tragedy. My heart goes out to her family and especially to her son.

"I am so sad today for everyone who knew her and worked with her...".

Director James Gunn tweeted: "My greatest fear is that someone will be fatally hurt on one of my sets. I pray this will never happen.

"My heart goes out to all of those affected by the tragedy today on Rust, especially Halyna Hutchins & her family."

Alec Baldwin shares Rust crew member's statement denying 'chaotic conditions' .
Alec Baldwin has shared a post by a crew member on the set of Rust denying claims of that they filmed in unsafe conditions following the tragic shooting death of a camera operatorThe 63 year old actor's move comes nearly two weeks after the accidental shooting, in which a prop gun Alec was holding fired unexpectedly - killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

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