Alec Baldwin Finally Issues A Statement After The Fatal On-Set Incident

On Thursday, October 21, Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a film set, shooting and killing Halyna Hutchins, the film's cinematographer, and injuring the film's director, Joel Souza. Baldwin is now speaking up about the tragedy online.

They were all working on the film "Rust," which also stars Jensen Ackles, about a boy on the run with his grandfather in the 1880s (via IMDb). The production was working at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in New Mexico. Hutchins was airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital, where she died from her injuries, and Souza sought treatment at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, but is now out of the hospital (via People).

According to The Associated Press, detectives are investigating the situation, as it is not yet publicly known if Baldwin was performing at the time of the shooting or how many rounds were fired, only that there was the misfire of a prop gun with blanks. As of now, no charges have been filed.

'There are no words to convey my shock and sadness'

On Friday morning, Alec Baldwin turned to social media, tweeting a statement on the incident: "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," he said. "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."

Hutchins, who was born in 1979 in Ukraine, had a graduate degree in international journalism. She graduated from the American Film Institute in 2015, and in 2019, she was named one of American Cinematographer's Rising Stars. The 42-year-old cinematographer was known for her work on films such as "Archenemy," Darlin'," and "Blindfire," as reported on KSLA's website.