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Alec Baldwin details moment of fatal shot but insists he 'didn't pull the trigger'


Alec Baldwin has spoken about the moment a shot rang out on the set of Rust and fatally wounded cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and said that it happened when he ‘released the hammer’

Alec Baldwin has spoken about the moment he was allegedly involved in a fatal shooting on the set of Rust in which cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed after being hit by a live bullet.

The 63-year-old actor believes he was handed a “cold gun” which would have no live ammunition in and has shared his disbelief about what happened on that fateful day.

Speaking to ABC news anchor George Stephanopoulos, Alex spoke candidly in an “intense” and “raw” interview in which he dismissed any notion that he knew the gun was loaded and that he had pulled the trigger.

In his first sit-down interview since the tragedy, Alec admitted that he thought Halyna had fainted after the shot rang out as it was “loud” and the crew were “shocked” when it happened.

He recalled in the moments after the incident, he stood over Halyna for “60 seconds” as the crew tried to take in what had happened.

Alec said: “She goes down. I thought to myself, ‘Did she faint?’ The notion that there was a live round in that gun did not dawn on me till probably 45 minutes to an hour later.”

He added: “No one could understand. Did she have a heart attack?

“I stood over her for 60 seconds, and she laid there kind of in shock.”

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