BREAKING: Alec Baldwin 'heartbroken' after fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins and is fully cooperating with police 1 month ago

BREAKING: Alec Baldwin 'heartbroken' after fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins and is fully cooperating with police

Alec Baldwin is in contact with Halyna's husband

Alec Baldwin has said his "heart is broken" following the accidental death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

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In a series of tweets posted on Friday, Baldwin confirmed he is fully cooperating with the police investigation after he shot the cinematographer with a prop gun on the set of his new movie, Rust, along with the movie's director Joe Souza.

"There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother, and deeply admired colleague of ours," the 63-year-old tweeted.

"I'm fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family.

"My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna."

Following the accident - which took place on Thursday afternoon at the from Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe - Hutchins was airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital but died shortly afterward. Souza was released from hospital on Friday.

Police are interviewing witnesses, and neither Baldwin nor the studio behind the western had made an official statement until now.

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Images of Baldwin outside the police station went viral, one showing him distressed while on the phone and another showing him bent over.

Born in Ukraine in 1979, Hutchins grew up in a Soviet camp in the Arctic Circle "surrounded by reindeer and nuclear submarines".

She graduated from the Kyiv National University with a degree in international journalism before working on British documentary productions in Europe.

Her credits include Blindfire, Cate Devaney's horror movie The Mad Hatter, Adriana González-Vega's To the New Girl, and The Walking Dead actor Pollyanna McIntosh's horror film Darlin'.

The director of photography on the production of 'Rust', Hutchins was airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead, aged 42.

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