‘There are no words to convey my shock’ Alec Baldwin Tweets following deadly shooting with prop gun on movie set
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC/AP)— Actor Alec Baldwin says he is "fully cooperating" with police as they look into a deadly shooting where a prop gun fired by Baldwin on a movie set killed the cinematographer and wounded the director.
In a Tweet Friday morning, Baldwin added "There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident ."
Baldwin was on the set of a Western movie "Rust," in the desert on the southern outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico at the time of the shooting Thursday.
Santa Fe County Sheriff’s officials said Halyna Hutchins, cinematographer on the movie "Rust," and director Joel Souza were shot. Hutchins, 42, was airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital, where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel, the sheriff’s department said.
1-— AlecBaldwin(HABF) (@AlecBaldwin) October 22, 2021
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
Souza, 48, was taken by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, where he is undergoing treatment for his injuries.
Production was halted on the film.
Baldwin described Hutchins as "a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours." He added that he is in touch with Hutchins’ husband, and is offering support to the family.
Hutchins, a 2015 graduate of the American Film Institute, worked as director of photography on the 2020 action film "Archenemy," starring Joe Manganiello. She was named a "rising star" by American Cinematographer in 2019.
Sheriff’s spokesman Juan Rios said detectives were investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged.
"This investigation remains open and active," Rios said in a statement. "No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.
"My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna," Baldwin said.