“There are no words to express my shock and sadness about the tragic accident that took the lives of our wife, mother and deeply admired colleague Helena Hutchins.” Baldwin said in a series of tweets on Friday.
HutchinsAccording to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, the 42-year-old was taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital after the incident, where medical personnel pronounced her dead. The director, 48-year-old Joel Souza, was taken to Christus St Vincent Hospital via ambulance and is receiving emergency treatment for his injuries.
Baldwin said in a tweet from an account for the Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation, “I am fully cooperating with the police investigation to find out how this tragedy happened and I am in contact with her husband, her and her.” I am offering my support to the family.” .
“My heart breaks for her husband, their son and everyone who knew and loved Halina,” Baldwin tweeted.
His family also mourned on social media for what they called a “tragic accident”.
“Friends asking for your prayers tonight,” Baldwin’s younger brother Stephen Baldwin posted on Instagram Friday morning. “Nothing can be said more than to kindly pray for all those involved in this tragic accident.”
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“According to investigators it appears that the scene being filmed involved the use of a prop firearm when it was released,” a release from the sheriff’s office said. “Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged.”
A Baldwin spokesperson told The Associated Press that there was an accident on set that involved a prop gun misfire with Blank.
Santa Fe New Mexican reported that Baldwin was seen in tears outside the sheriff’s office on Thursday. Granthshala’s efforts to obtain comment from him have been unsuccessful.
According to the sheriff’s office, the deputy responded to a 911 call Thursday afternoon that someone had been shot at “Rust’s” Bonanza Creek Ranch set.
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Contributions: Anika Reed, Charles Treppany, USA Today; The Associated Press