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Alec Baldwin says he “didn’t pull the trigger” that killed cinematographer, Hutchins

Alec Baldwin has spoken out about the fatal shooting on the set of Rust that killed Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.

Baldwin stated, “The trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger.”

The actor who stated this via an interview with ABC Thursday, said that “it wasn’t in the script for the trigger to be pulled.”

The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office wrote in a press release on the day of the incident that the two crew members “were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin. Read here

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“I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger at them, never,” Baldwin said, adding that a bullet “wasn’t even supposed to be on the property” where they were filming in New Mexico.

When questioned how a “live bullet” was placed in the gun, Baldwin replied, “I have no idea” what happened.

Throughout the interview Baldwin became emotional as he talked about the accident, saying, “I think back and I think of what could I have done?”

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