Actor Alec Baldwin was distraught and shocked after fatally shooting a crew member on the set of his latest movie, asking repeatedly why he was given a “hot gun,” according to a new report.
The 63-year-old star broke down in tears as he was questioned by Santa Fe authorities following the tragic mishap on the set of Rust, a western he was producing and starring in, Showbiz 411 reported . A single shot from a prop gun Baldwin apparently did not know was loaded killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza.
“In all my years, I’ve never been handed a hot gun,” Baldwin repeatedly said following the accident, according to the account.
Photographs posted on social media in the aftermath of the incident showed the Oscar nominee doubled over in anguish on the set and later, outside the sheriff’s office in Santa Fe County. Baldwin is not expected to be changed in the incident, although an investigation is continuing.
The tragedy led to sympathy from Twitter users who mourned Hutchins’s accidental death.
There was also some harsh criticism for Alec Baldwin.