Alec Baldwin says he didn’t pull the trigger before the cinematographer was shot dead

Alec Baldwin on October 7, 2021 at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

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Actor Alec Baldwin said he didn’t pull the trigger on his gun before a live bullet hit a cinematographer, killing and wounding a director on the set of “Rost,” according to an excerpt from an ABC News interview published Wednesday.

“The trigger was not pulled,” he said in the excerpt posted on Twitter. “I didn’t pull the trigger.”

In the interview segment, Baldwin said he didn’t know how a live bullet went off on set Western, which was filmed at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Sante Fe, New Mexico.

Law enforcement still The investigation of the accident that resulted in the death Halina Hutchins, 42, and Joel Sousa, 48, were injured in late October. No charges have been filed. According to court documents, the assistant director handed Baldwin a loaded gun and explained to him that it was safe to use. A search warrant filed in Santa Fe Court shows that the assistant principal was unaware that the support pistol was loaded with live ammunition.

Baldwin said in a statement issued one day after the fatal accident “He is heartbroken” by the Hutchins family.

“There are no words to express my shock and sadness over the tragic accident that took the life of Helena Hutchins, our much admired wife, mother and colleague,” he wrote on Twitter on October 22. He said he was cooperating with the police.

The shooting sparked a call for Additional safety measures and working conditions on film sets.

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