ALEC Baldwin’s wife Hilaria fled her New York home with their six children and pets after she “accidentally shot and killed” a crew member on the set of her film Rust.
The couple’s girlfriend was seen carrying their children in a waiting SUV from their Manhattan apartment on Friday.
The woman was covered in black sunglasses and looked sad as she packed the family’s famous belongings – including the family cat – in the car.
She took several of Alec and Hilaria’s children in the vehicle, with the youth hiding their identities by wrapping their arms and legs around her and pressing their face into her shoulder.
A source said that 36-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria left New York on Friday morning.
She shares six children with Alec – daughter Carmen Gabriella, eight, and sons Raphael, six, Leonardo, five, Romeo, three, and Edu, one.
His departure comes just hours after a tragic accident on the New Mexico set of Alec’s western film, Rust.
The 63-year-old was filming a scene that required him to fire a gun, which was to be loaded from an empty space.
However, the gun fired shrapnel or a bullet, which killed two people on set, including 42-year-old Halyana Hutchins, the director of photography.
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Halina was airlifted to a hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.
Joel Souza, 48, was also shot and taken to the hospital. He was treated and released in the evening.
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The accident happened around 1:50 pm local time on Thursday.
Alec was “unknown” about the type of ammunition in the gun, according to time limit.
The 30 Rock actor was distraught after the tragic accident and questioned why the gun was loaded with real ammunition.
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He asked repeatedly, “Why was I handed the hot gun?” showbiz 411 informed of.
According to an email obtained by International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 44, the gun had a “live round”. insider.
Photos captured Alec crying outside a local police station in Santa Fe, New Mexico where the incident took place.
According to local media reports, he was at the station where the police were questioning him.
In one picture he was talking on the phone, while the other picture dragged him to the curb with his hands on his knees.
Officials confirmed that the shooting at Bonanza Creek Ranch, just outside Santa Fe, took place in the middle of a scene that was either being rehearsed or being filmed – the incident potentially being captured on camera.
The filming of the western film has since been put on hold.
Baldwin’s spokesman said People: “There was an accident today on Rust’s New Mexico set that involved a misfire of a prop gun with Blanks.”
Horror reaction by celebs
Stars took to Twitter to pay tribute to Halina and questioned how this tragedy could have happened.
Joe Manganiello tweeted: “I am in shock. I am so lucky to have Halina Hutchins as my DP on Archenemy. An incredible talent and great person.
“I can’t believe it can happen in this day and age… Bullets from a prop gun can kill a crew member? What a terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to his family.”
Dwayne Johnson posted: “I’m so sorry. Relax. My love and strength to your family.”
A statement posted on Brandon Lee’s Twitter page said: “Our hearts go out to the family of Haliana Hutchins and Joel Souza and everyone involved in the ‘Rust’ incident. No one with a gun on the set of the film must be killed.”
In 1993, Lee, 28, son of martial arts superstar Bruce Lee, was shot and killed on the set of the film The Crow.
Days before Halina was shot dead, she shared pictures of horse riding and wrote about how much she loved working on the sets of the film.
Hours before the accident, Alec posed in character on set in an Instagram post.
Leaning on the trailer, he was wearing dirty cowboy boots, a vest and a bandana.
A 2017 tweet where Baldwin criticized the fatal shooting of a Southern California policeman has resurfaced after the crash in New Mexico.
The outspoken filmmaker and writer said at the time: “I wonder what it must have felt like to kill someone the wrong way.”
Baldwin was commenting on a Huntington Beach police officer who clashed with a young man in front of a 7-Eleven store, then drew his gun and opened fire.
Alec will star in the film alongside actors Travis Fimmel, Brady Nunn, Francis Fisher and Jensen Ackles.