Alec Baldwin hugs Halyna Hutchins’ widow as he meets with family after fatal shooting

Alec Baldwin has met with Halyna Hutchins’ widow (Picture: Getty)

Alec Baldwin has been pictured comforting the family of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who he fatally shot using a prop gun while filming on Thursday.

The actor was photographed outside a hotel with Matthew Hutchins and his son, nine, days after the tragic incident, which happened during the production of the movie Rust.

Hutchins, 42, was airlifted to hospital after being injured on the set of the Western but was pronounced dead by medical staff.

Mr Baldwin was seen looking sombre as he hugged Mr Hutchins and walked with him and his son in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The images emerged around the same time as Hutchins’ father said he refused to blame Mr Baldwin for the accident.

Speaking to the Sun On Sunday, he said: ‘We still can’t believe Halyna is dead and her mother is going out of her mind with grief.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, was accidentally shot dead by Hollywood actor Mr Baldwin on the set of his upcoming western movie Rust (Picture: Rex)

‘But I don’t hold Alec Baldwin responsible — it is the responsibility of the props people who handle the guns.’ 

According to court documents, an assistant director unwittingly handed Mr Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments before the shooting.

Director Joel Souza, 48, was also injured by Mr Baldwin and was stood next to Hutchins when the incident happened.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office obtained the warrant so investigators could document the scene at the ranch outside Santa Fe where the shooting took place.

They were reportedly seeking Baldwin’s blood-stained costume as evidence, as well as the weapon, other prop guns, ammunition and any footage that might help the investigation.

On Friday, Mr Baldwin released a statement expressing his ‘shock and sadness’ at Hutchins’ death and confirmed he is ‘fully co-operating’ with the police investigation.

In a statement posted on his arts foundation’s social media account, he described the event as a ‘tragedy’ and said he is in communication with Hutchins’s husband.

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