Alec Baldwin hugs Halyna Hutchins' husband & son, 9, after accidentally killing crew member with prop gun

Alec Baldwin hugs Halyna Hutchins' husband & son, 9, after accidentally killing crew member with prop gun

October 24, 2021

ALEC Baldwin has been pictured hugging the husband and son of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer he accidentally shot dead with a prop gun.

The Hollywood star, 63, was seen with Halyna's partner Matt and nine-year-old Andros on Saturday morning at a hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

It comes after Thursday's tragic accident on the set of western movie Rust, which killed Halyna, 42, and saw director Joel Souza hit in the shoulder.

Baldwin wore dark trousers, a dark jacket and a mask around his chin as he left the hotel where the actor stayed while filming.

The Oscar-nominated actor and Matt shared a tight embrace before Baldwin hugged Halyna's young son.

Matt had originally travelled to Albuquerque where his wife’s body was brought before travelling to Santa Fe with Andros, it's reported.

Father and son stayed at the same hotel for at least a night before leaving on Saturday afternoon with their luggage.

Speaking about Baldwin, an eyewitness told The New York Post: "His body language was [that] of a beaten man, he was slumped, he looked aged.

“I thought at first he grabbed the (luggage) cart to help him walk because he looked so down.”

Matthew, who was married to Halyna for 16 years, had earlier tweeted a picture of his wife and son, writing: “Our loss is enormous.”

Meanwhile, it has been claimed the gun that killed Halyna was used for off-set target practice fun by the film's crew using real bullets.

It has emerged that the vintage weapon was used by crew during their down time, reports TMZ.

Court records stated assistant director Dave Halls, 62, handed a vintage-style Colt to ­Baldwin and indicated it had no live rounds by yelling: “Cold gun,” just before the tragedy.

We still can’t believe Halyna is dead and her mother is going out of her mind with grief

It also emerged the person in charge of weapons, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, 24, spoke of her inexperience for the role only last month.

There are reports she had previously handed a gun to a child while working on another movie.

A source told The Daily Beast: “She was a bit careless with the guns, waving it around every now and again,” 

The source, who worked alongside Gutierrez-Reed on upcoming Nicolas Cage film, The Old Way, continued: "There were a couple times she was loading the blanks and doing it in a fashion that we thought was unsafe.”


Halyna's dad Anatoly told The Sun On Sunday: “We still can’t believe Halyna is dead and her mother is going out of her mind with grief.

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

Anatoly is now fighting for his wife Olga and daughter Svetlana to fly to the US to comfort Matt and Andros.

He said: “The little boy has been very badly affected — he is lost without his mother.

“Matt will decide if legal action is going to be taken.”


A five-page affidavit, signed by a cop, told how Halls grabbed the revolver and handed it to ­Baldwin during a filmed rehearsal of a church gunfight scene.

The gun that was fired was one of three laid on a cart by the film's armorer,Gutierrez-Reed, it's claimed.

It said: “The Assistant Director did not know live rounds were in the prop gun.”

On the 12th day of a 21-day shoot, Baldwin was preparing to film a scene in which he pulls a gun out of a holster, according to a source.

Cinematographer Halyna was huddled around a monitor lining up her next camera shot, with Souza crouched behind her.

Baldwin removed the gun from its holster once without incident, but when he did it again it fired.

A single bullet hit Halyna in the chest and ripped through her before striking Souza.

Script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, said: “I ran out and called 911 and said, ‘Bring everybody, send everybody’. This woman is gone at the beginning of her career.”

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