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'If you're attacking Alec Baldwin, you are a bad person': Star speaks out, fans react to Halyna Hutchins’ tragic shooting on 'Rust’ set

·3 min read

Alec Baldwin has broken his silence after the fatal shooting of a crew member in New Mexico, on the set of the upcoming movie Rust.

"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," the statement from Baldwin, posted on Twitter, reads.

"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."

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 28: Halyna Hutchins attends the SAGindie Sundance Filmmakers Reception at Cafe Terigo on January 28, 2019 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Fred Hayes/Getty Images for SAGindie)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 28: Halyna Hutchins attends the SAGindie Sundance Filmmakers Reception at Cafe Terigo on January 28, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Fred Hayes/Getty Images for SAGindie)

On Thursday, it was revealed that Baldwin discharged a prop firearm, resulting in the death of 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins, director of photography for Rust, and the film's director, Joel Souza, was injured.

A statement from the Santa Fe Sherriff's Office confirms that the investigation "remains open and active" and "no charges have been filed in regard to this incident."

This incident is reminiscent of Brandon Lee's death on the set of The Crow in 1993. The actor, son of Bruce Lee, was killed when he was hit by a bullet that was in the barrel of a gun that was supposed to just have blanks.

"Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins and to Joel Souza and all involved in the incident on 'Rust,' the statement from the Lee family reads

"No one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set. Period."

Several people have taken to social media to respond to what happen on the set of Rust.

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