Actor Alec Baldwin on Friday addressed the incident from the day before in which he fatally shot a crew member with a prop gun on the set of an upcoming movie, saying he is fully cooperating with the police investigation.

Halyna Hutchins, the 42-year-old director of photography on the film "Rust," was airlifted to the University of New Mexico hospital and pronounced dead after the incident. Joel Souza, the 48-year-old director of the movie, was also shot and is at Christus St. Vincent Medical Center to get treatment for his injuries.

Authorities are probing the shooting.


“There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I'm fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna,” Baldwin tweeted.

“According to investigators it appears that the scene being filmed involved the use of a prop firearm when it was discharged,” the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

“Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged,” the statement added.

A spokesperson for Baldwin told The Associated Press that a prop gun was used with blanks that misfired.