Ireland Baldwin took to Instagram to respond to the tragic accident on the 'Rust' film set in which her father Alec Baldwin shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. “My love and support goes out to the family and friends of Halyna Hutchins. Sending healing thoughts to Joel Souza. And I wish I could give my dad an extra big hug today," Baldwin and Kim Basinger's daughter wrote in an Instagram Story on Friday.
Alec Baldwin's brother Stephen also expresses condolences
In another, she addressed the journalists who had contacted her after the accident. "You are vile and tactless. Whoever gave my number: 'Delete it and never contact me again,'" she explained, releasing a message in which apparently a journalist had requested an interview with her.
Alec Baldwin's brother Stephen also reacted to the accident. He wrote in an Instagram post: "I ask for your prayers tonight friends. There is not much left to say other than praying for all involved following this tragic accident.”
Alec Baldwin wants to cooperate with the police
Alec Baldwin himself also spoke out after the accident. "No words can express my shock and sadness at the tragic accident," he said via Twitter, among other things, and announced that he would cooperate with the police in the investigation into the "tragedy".
The Santa Fe County Police Department previously confirmed a fatal incident occurred on the film's set in the state of New Mexico. Among other things, the industry portal "Deadline" published a statement in which the responsible department confirmed that Baldwin had fired a prop weapon. The 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed, and the injured director Joel Souza is said to have left a clinic.