Hollywood star Alec Baldwin has broken his silence after a crew member on the set of his film Rust died when he fired a prop gun.
The tragic accident occurred at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, a production location south of Santa Fe in New Mexico on Thursday afternoon.
According to local police, Baldwin allegedly discharged a prop firearm filled with blank cartridges which misfired, killing 42-year-old director of photography Halyna Hutchins.
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The film’s director, Joel Souza, was also injured but has since been released from hospital.
The veteran actor took to Twitter a short time ago, declaring “my heart is broken”.
“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,” Baldwin wrote.
“I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred”.
The 63-year-old continued by saying “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.”
No charges have been filed, with investigations into the circumstances surrounding the shooting ongoing.