Alec Baldwin Calls Fatal Movie Set Shooting A ‘Tragic Accident’

Friday, October 22nd 2021, 11:48 am
By: CBS News

Actor Alec Baldwin said Friday it was a "tragic accident" when he fatally shot a colleague with a prop gun on a movie set in New Mexico. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed in Thursday's shooting and director Joel Souza was wounded, authorities said.

"There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins," Baldwin said on Twitter, calling Hutchins a "deeply admired colleague."

"My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna," Baldwin said.

Baldwin said he was in touch with Hutchins' husband and was offering his support to the family.

Baldwin also said he was "fully cooperating" with the police. The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident, and no charges have been filed.

Deputies went to the Bonanza Creek Ranch set of the Western movie "Rust" in response to a 911 call about the shooting. Hutchins was taken by helicopter to University of New Mexico Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, the sheriff's office said.

Baldwin is starring in the movie and is also a co-producer of the film.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

First published on October 22, 2021 / 12:04 PM

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