Tearful Alec Baldwin asked why he was handed 'hot gun' after fatal shooting on set: Report

Alec Baldwin, actor, was shocked and distraught after shooting his crew member on set of his new movie. He asked repeatedly why he was given a hot gun according to a new report.
Showbiz 411 reported that the 63-year old star wept as Santa Fe authorities interrogated him about the tragic accident on Rust's set. This was the western he was producing and starring. Baldwin accidentally shot a single shot from a prop gun that he didn't know was loaded, killing Halyna Hutchins, a cinematographer, and injuring Joel Souza.

Baldwin stated repeatedly that Baldwin said after the accident that he had never given him a hot gun in all his years.

In the aftermath of the incident, photos posted to social media showed Baldwin looking in pain on the set and then outside Santa Fe County's sheriff's station. Baldwin isn't expected to be affected by the incident. However, an investigation continues.


Twitter users expressed sympathy for Hutchins's tragic death and offered their support.

It was a terrible tragedy to see what happened at the Alec Baldwin film set. It was truly heartbreaking.

We don't know what happened so please wait until the investigation is complete before we make any assumptions about something we don’t know. Don Winslow (@donwinslow), October 22, 2021

This is the latest and most serious incident of the actor's turbulent, but brilliant, film and television career. He is known for his fight with paparazzi, attacking a man over a car space, calling his daughter "rude, stupid little pig", and attacking those who don't agree with his extreme-left politics.


He was nominated in 2003 for the Academy Award for best supporting actress in The Cooler. He also received two Emmys and a slew nominations for his role on NBC's 30 Rock. In 1992, he won a Tony Award nomination as best actor for A Streetcar Named Desire.

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Baldwin briefly hosted an MSNBC cable news program. He was politically active, playing ex-President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live. Baldwin compared Trump's character to COVID-19 in April 2020. He said that the vaccine would be available for Trump in November, when the election took effect. Baldwin later said that Trump should be buried with a swastika in his grave in a Nazi cemetery.

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