Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin released a statement on Friday, in which he said, "my heart is broken" after firing a prop gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza on the set of his new film, in New Mexico.
In his tweets, the actor added that he was cooperating with a police investigation to determine how the incident occurred. "There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours," Baldwin, 63, wrote in his statement posted on Twitter.
"My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna," said the Edge actor.
The rest of the cast and crew of Rust - where Baldwin is playing the lead in a 19th century film about an accidental killing - were ‘devastated’ by the incident, they said in a statement to US media.
Hutchins and director Joel Souza "were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Baldwin," the sheriff in Santa Fe said in a statement.
The filming of Rust has been temporarily suspended after the tragic incident.