Alec Baldwin's Haunting Tweet About 'Wrongfully Killing Someone' Resurfaces
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A haunting tweet from Alec Baldwin has resurfaced where he asks how it must feel to 'wrongfully kill someone' after accidentally shooting two people on the set for new film Rust.
The Hollywood actor - who is starring in and producing the Western movie - accidentally killed his director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, and injured the director, Joel Souza.
People have now gone back to the tweet Baldwin posted in September 2017 which reads: "I wonder how it must feel to wrongfully kill someone..."
It was in response to a police shooting in California.
Replying to the tweet, someone wrote: "People coming at him for accidentally killing someone. It was a prop gun. Blame the people making the movie on why it has bullets. I don't know why we are comparing this tweet to his situation."
Another replied: "Because you don't point a gun at someone and pull the trigger. It's literally a rule of gun safety."
Ms Hutchins and Mr Souza were shot on Thursday (21 October) and Hutchins, 42, was airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital, where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel, authorities said.
Souza, 48, was taken by ambulance to Christus St Vincent Regional Medical Centre. He has since been released.
Production has been halted on the film while a spokesperson for Baldwin said there was an accident on the set involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that 63-year-old Baldwin was seen outside the sheriff's office in tears on Thursday, but attempts to get a comment from him were unsuccessful.
Deputies responded at about 2pm local time to the movie set at the Bonanza Creek Ranch after 911 calls came in of a person being shot on set, sheriff's spokesman Juan Rios said.
He said detectives were investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged.
"This investigation remains open and active," Mr Rios said in a statement, adding: "No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives."