Alec Baldwin has released his first statement since the film set shooting that tragically killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Baldwin fired a prop gun that caused the death of Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza on the set of Rust on Thursday, October 21st.

Now, Baldwin has spoken out about the accident via a series of tweets, revealing his “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,” he wrote.

“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 died at a hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico soon after the shooting, while Souza is currently undergoing treatment for his injuries.

In a statement, spokesperson for the local sheriff’s office Juan Ríos said that Baldwin went willingly to the sheriff’s office to be interviewed.

“This investigation remains open and active… no charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives,” Ríos said.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Rust Movies Productions LLC provided a statement to Deadline explaining that production has been suspended indefinitely while investigations remain ongoing.

“The entire cast and crew has been absolutely devastated by today’s tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Halyna’s family and loved ones,” they added.

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