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Alec Baldwin says his 'heart is broken' after prop gun killed Halyna Hutchins

Alec Baldwin has described how his 'heart is broken'

10/22/2021 7:20:00 PM

Alec Baldwin has described how his 'heart is broken'

Alec Baldwin has released a statement after a prop gun he accidentally fired killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins

The 63 year old Hollywood actor, who was filming for the upcoming movie Rust in New Mexico when a prop gun he fired killed the 42 year old and injured the film's director Joel Souza, 48, described how he was 'fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred'.

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In a series of tweets, he penned: "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."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."

Get exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox with OK!'s daily newsletter. You can sign up at the top of the page.It’s believed that Halyna was shot in the stomach on Thursday 21 October while Joel sustained injuries to his shoulder. headtopics.com

The Santa Fe Sheriff's department confirmed that Halyna was rushed to the University of New Mexico Hospital to receive treatment, but tragically succumbed to her injuries.Joel was taken to the Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center but has since been discharged, according to actress Frances Fisher.

It comes after the actor, who welcomed his sixth child earlier this year, was reportedly seen in tears outside the Sheriff’s office yesterday, appearing devastated about the day’s events.Police have confirmed that Alec was the one to fire the prop gun.

The Santa Fe Sheriff's department said in a statement: "Santa Fe County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Bonanza Creek Ranch movie set of the western Rust, October 21, 2021, when an 911 caller reported a shooting on the set.“The sheriff’s office confirms that two individuals were shot on the set of Rust. Halyna Hutchins, 42, director of photography and Joel Souza, 48, director, were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin, 63, producer and actor.”

“Ms Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel,” the statement continued.“Mr Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Centre where he is undergoing treatment for his injuries.” headtopics.com

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The Santa Fe Sheriff's department went on to say that the case “remains open and active” and that no one has been charged. As part of their ongoing investigation, police will continue to interview witnesses.OK! has approached Alec’s representative for comment.

Production of the film has been halted following yesterday’s tragic events, and Rust Movies Productions LLC has released a statement paying tribute to Halyna.The production company said: “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.

"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. Read more: OK! Magazine »

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Alec Baldwin shooting tragedy: Who was Halyna Hutchins?Born in Ukraine and raised on a Soviet military base 'surrounded by reindeer and submarines', cinematographer Halyna, Hutchins was a married mother making a name for herself in Hollywood.

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