Halyna Hutchins’ devastated family demand answers over Alec Baldwin shooting

Alec is devastated about what happened
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"They just don’t understand how something dreadful like this could have happened when safety measures are supposed to be in place.

"They are also frantically trying to secure documents to get to the United States. Her mother does not have the correct paperwork."

Her heartbroken sister Svetlana said she could not "comprehend" what had happened and that she was "very proud" of her "role model" sibling.

Halyna was accidentally shot and killed
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Breaking his silence on the tragic events, Alec said in a statement tonight: "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."

They had been filming the Western movie on a 2,000-acre ranch in New Mexico when the prop gun was reportedly misfired and Halyna was shot in the stomach.

Production on the movie has shut down
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Police were called to the scene and she was taken to University of New Mexico Hospital by helicopter, but she later died from her injuries.

The film’s director and co-writer, Joel Souza, was also seriously injured in the incident, but was later released from hospital.

Production of the movie has been subsequently shut down, and Alec was pictured looking distraught in the aftermath of the incident.

Halyna's husband has said he's spoken to Alec and that the actor is being supportive.