Alec Baldwin ‘Heartbroken’ Over Fatal Film Set Shooting.

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Alec Baldwin ‘Heartbroken’ Over Fatal Film Set Shooting.

Actor Alec Baldwin has expressed his shock and sadness after fatally shooting cinematographer Halyna Hutchins with a prop gun on a New Mexico film set.

He tweeted that he was in touch with her husband and had offered support.

Ms Hutchins, 42, was shot on the set of the western Rust while working as director of photography.

Ms Hutchins was flown to hospital by helicopter after the shooting on Thursday afternoon but died of her injuries.

Director Joel Souza, 48, was injured and taken from the scene at Bonanza Creek Ranch by ambulance.

An actress in the film, Frances Fisher, tweeted on Friday that Mr Souza had told her that he had been released from the hospital, which was also reported by US media.

The hospital declined to comment on Mr Souza’s condition, citing privacy laws.

A spokesman for Mr Baldwin, best known for his role as Jack Donaghy on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock and for his portrayal of Donald Trump on sketch show Saturday Night Live, said the incident involved the misfiring of a prop gun with blanks.

Police are trying to establish what type of projectile left the prop gun and how.

Local media reported that Mr Baldwin was seen outside the Santa Fe County sheriff’s office in tears.