Alec Baldwin distraught in photo taken after film set accident which killed cinematographer

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  • Alec Baldwin was photographed looking distraught outside the Sante Fe County Sheriff's Office.
  • The actor was involved in an incident on the set of Rust in which he fired a prop gun that killed a cinematographer and wounded the director.
  • Director Joel Souza is receiving treatment.


Alec Baldwin was photographed looking distraught outside the Sante Fe County Sheriff's Office.

The actor was involved in an incident on the set of Rust in which he fired a prop gun that killed a cinematographer and wounded the director.

In the photo taken by Jim Weber for the Sante Fe New Mexican, the 63-year-old is visibly upset while speaking on the phone.

The publication said the photo was taken in the parking lot of the set after the tragedy. It further reported that the actor was in tears after investigators had questioned him.

Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza "were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin," the sheriff in Santa Fe said in a statement.

Hutchins, 42, was transported to hospital by helicopter but died of her wounds, while Souza, 48, was taken by ambulance and is receiving treatment.

"Mr. Baldwin was interviewed by detectives," Santa Fe sheriff spokesman Juan Rios told AFP.

"He provided statements and answered their questions. He came in voluntarily, and he left the building after he finished his interviews. No charges have been filed, and no arrests have been made."

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Rust Movie Productions LLC released a statement in which they expressed their condolences, saying: "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," reports Deadline.

They also added that production of the movie had been stopped,. "We have halted production on the film for an undetermined period of time and are fully cooperating with the Santa Fe Police Department's investigation."

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