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Alec Baldwin in an ABC interview about the fatal shot on the set of "Rust": "I didn't pull the trigger"


In an interview on US television, Alec Baldwin speaks emotionally about the fatal accident on the film set of "Rust". How it came about remains open. The police are investigating further.

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Alec Baldwin speaks about the fatal accident in an interview with ABC

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After the fatal shot in a western shoot, Hollywood star Alec Baldwin spoke about the incident in an interview with ABC.

The hour-long interview should be broadcast on Thursday evening (local time).

The station published just under two minutes from the conversation on Wednesday in which the 63-year-old bursts into tears.

In the interview excerpt, Baldwin asserted that he had not pulled the trigger.

"I didn't pull the trigger," he said.

He would never point a gun at a person and pull the trigger.

He had "no idea" how live ammunition found its way into the weapon.

Someone must have loaded the gun with live ammunition.

There was no explanation for the killing shot in the almost two-minute video.

Police investigations continue

The ongoing investigation revealed that there was a real bullet in the Colt.

The police are currently investigating how this could happen.

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The camerawoman Halyna Hutchins, who was killed in the incident, was loved and admired by everyone, Baldwin told presenter George Stephanopoulos.

He still couldn't believe that this happened.

Hutchins was fatally injured on October 21 while shooting the western "Rust" at a film ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Director Joel Souza was hit in the shoulder.

Leading actor Baldwin had used the gun for a scene during the rehearsal.

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Source: spiegel

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