Alec Baldwin devastated: “There are no words to express my shock and sadness”

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The actor posted a message on social media to express his dismay after the accident that claimed the life of op chief Halyna Hutchins.

A few hours after the tragic accident which bloodied the filming of Rust, the western he was shooting in New Mexico lately, Alec baldwin posted an official statement on Twitter. He who pulled the trigger, causing the death of the director of photography, Halyna Hutchins – and also injuring the director Joel Souza – shares his devastation, visibly upset by the tragedy:

“There are no words to express my shock and sadness at the tragic accident which claimed the life of Halyna Hutchins, a deeply admired wife, mother and colleague. I fully cooperate with the police investigation to explain how this tragedy happened 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 those who knew and loved Halyna. “


According to the latest elements of the investigation, the responsibility ofAlec baldwin would be in the process of being discarded. Indeed, according to an official document from the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office obtained by the New York Times and Associated Press, the weapon handed over to Alec baldwin on the set of Rust was declared “safe“by the assistant director of the production. The latter would have shouted”cold gun“on the set, a term which means that the accessory was good for use and contained no actual ammunition. However, when Baldwin pulled the trigger, a projectile fatally hit Halyna Hutchins in the chest and hit the shoulder of director Joel Souza The Times reports that Hutchins was standing right in front of Souza at the time of the incident.

The newspaper goes on to explain that, according to the same source, “The assistant director did not know that live ammunition was in the gun.” The weapon would have been prepared by a gunsmith beforehand.

The official document cited by the New York Times, filed Friday in a Santa Fe court, also reportedly contains a search warrant to search the building where the incident occurred.

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