Alec Baldwin has spoken to Halyna Hutchins’ husband after accidentally killing the mum-of-one when a prop gun misfired.

The cinematographer was working on the set of the actor’s new film Rust in New Mexico when the tragic accident happened.

Hutchins was airlifted to a hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with gunshot wounds to the stomach, but was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

Following the incident Halyna’s husband, Matthew, who is the father of her eight-year-old son, said Baldwin was being “very supportive”, reports MailOnline.

Police said a “projectile” was fired by a “prop gun” on the set of the film, which was located at the 2,000-acre Bonanza Creek Ranch, on Wednesday.







Halyna Hutchins with her husband Matthew


Halyna Hutchins and her husband Matthew
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Director Joel Souza was also injured at the scene.

Investigations are ongoing, and witnesses are still being interviewed.

Baldwin has recently spoken out about the tragedy saying: “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 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.”







Alec Baldwin


Alec Baldwin said there were ‘no words to convey his shock’
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Halyna Hutchins


Halyna had been working on the set of Alec’s new film Rust when she was killed
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The father-of-seven voluntarily underwent questioning by officers from the Santa Fe County Sheriff Department, and was released without charge.

According to Showbiz 411, Baldwin, who has starred in more than 100 films, was heard shouting “why was I handed a hot gun?” immediately after the incident occurred.

A ‘hot gun’ is a weapon that contains live ammunition.






Bonanza Creek Ranch


Production on Rust has been abandoned



An eyewitness told the outlet the bullet that discharged from the prop gun went straight through the body of the mother-of-one.

“In all my years, I’ve never been handed a hot gun,” the 63-year-old was reported to have said, as the source claimed Baldwin had “no idea” how badly his crew members were hurt, or that Halyna had died at the time.


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