Alec Baldwin’s wife Hilaria shared photo of actor on Rust set hours before shooting

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Alec Baldwin was pictured on the set of Rust hours before the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, in a photo shared by his wife Hilaria.

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The Santa Fe film set was struck by tragedy on Thursday after Baldwin, 68, accidentally fired a prop gun that killed Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza.

Production on the movie has now shut down completely as police investigate the circumstances leading to the incident.

No one was arrested in the incident, and no charges have been filed so far, Santa Fe police have said.

Baldwin is the producer and actor in the Western, which is about an accidental killing.

Alec Baldwin was seen FaceTiming his wife Hilaria on Thursday, in a post still live on the yoga teacher's Instagram page
(Image: Hilaria Baldwin/Instagram)

Alec took time out from filming the movie to speak to his wife back home
(Image: Getty Images)

On Thursday, the Hollywood star was pictured looking pensive on set as he took time out to FaceTime his wife Hilaria, 37, who was at home taking care of their kids.

Hilaria shared a shot of their video call with her 900,000 Instagram followers, which showed her husband of nine years glaring into the distance.

Alec appeared to be sitting in a car as he took a break from filming with a blue face mask pulled under his chin.

The picture, which was shared on Thursday morning, remains on Hilaria's page.

Later in the day a distraught Alec was seen doubled over in emotion after the killing cinematographer Hutchins and wounding director Souza.

Later in the day a distraught Alec was seen doubled over in pain following the shooting tragedy

The actor, who was pictured outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office., is yet to speak out on the tragedy.

Filming on the set began two weeks ago on 6 October in Santa Fe, New Mexico and had been due to continue until the end of November.

Baldwin was cast as outlaw Harland Rust who goes on the run with his 13-year-old grandson after the boy is sentenced to death for an unintentional murder.

Travis Fimmel, Marty Lindsey, Brady Noon and Frances Fisher were cast in the film alongside Baldwin.

Halyna Hutchins was described as a 'wonderful, positive, creative' crew member
(Image: 2018 Getty Images)

The film’s production company, Rust Movies Productions LLC, responded to the tragedy, with a spokesperson stating: “The entire cast and crew has been absolutely devastated by today’s tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Halyna’s family and loved ones.

“We have halted production on the film for an undetermined period of time and are fully cooperating with the Santa Fe Police Department’s investigation.”

The company said it would also “be providing counselling services to everyone connected to the film as we work to process this awful event”.