After the tragic incident on the set of the Hollywood film "Rust", in which a camerawoman was killed by a shot from a blank gun fired by actor Alec Baldwin, Baldwin now speaks on social media.

On his foundation's Twitter profile, the actor wrote that he had no words to describe the "shock and sadness" he was feeling.

It was a "tragic accident" in which the "wife, mother and deeply admired colleague" Halyna Hutchins was killed.

He also assured that he would support the responsible authorities in investigating this incident.

In a second tweet, he offered his deepest condolences to Hutchins' husband and the couple's son.

“I am fully cooperating with the police investigation to find out how this tragedy came about.

And I'm in contact with her husband to offer my support to him and his family.

My heart breaks for her husband, her son and all those who knew and loved Halyna. "

According to police reports, the incident took place on Thursday during the filming of the western on the Bonanza Creek Ranch.

Baldwin is on board as the main actor and producer in the film "Rust".

Directed by Joel Souza, who was also injured by the shot, but has since been released from hospital.

The investigators also interviewed eyewitnesses, according to the sheriff's office.

In addition, the weapon will be examined and how the bullet was fired.

The Los Angeles Times reported that a prop master or a licensed gunsmith is usually responsible for the weapons used on the set.

Its job also includes loading them with blank cartridges and explaining how to use them to the actors and assistant directors.

Live ammunition is prohibited on the set.

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