Alec Baldwin called the deadly Rust shooting an “one in a trillion event”

Actor Alec Baldwin spoke out about last week’s shooting at the Western film “Rust”. He described the event as a “one in a trillion event”. Baldwin spoke out about the ongoing police investigation into the shooting in a Backgrid video. He said he couldn’t say anything.

” I’m not permitted to comment because this is an ongoing investigation,” said the actor to paparazzi. Santa Fe sheriff has given me an order. The investigation is still under my control. It’s not possible. This is an ongoing investigation.

On October 21,, Halyna Hutchins, a cinematographer for Halyna Hutchins, was shot and killed by Baldwin. 45-caliber revolver during a rehearsal on the “Rust” set, according to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.

Court records indicate that the gun was given to Baldwin by Dave Halls, assistant director. According to documents, Halls indicated that the gun was “cold” prior to rehearsal. This indicates it was safe for use.

“She is my friend,” Baldwin stated Saturday regarding Hutchins. Joel, my director, and I brought her out to dinner the day she arrived in Santa Fe for filming. The horrible incident occurred when we were all a well-oiled team filming a movie together. “

Days after her death, Hutchins’ husband Matt Hutchins said “our loss is enormous” in a statement on Twitter.

“Halyna was an inspiration to us all through her passion and vision. Her legacy is too important to be reflected in words,” he stated.

He said that Baldwin had been in contact with the family and was being supportive.

Baldwin said Saturday that he is very concerned about Hutchins’ health and the well-being of his son.

” The man is overcome with grief,” Baldwin stated. Baldwin said, “He’s in shock. “

The actor stated that he could not say if he would be willing to work on future film sets that involve firearms. He said, “I don’t have any idea of it at all.”

” I do know there is an ongoing effort in place to reduce firearms use on filmsets. This interest interests me,” Baldwin stated. Baldwin urged that new safeguards be taken to prevent dangerous situations.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing and there have not been any charges. Baldwin stated that he was eagerly waiting for the sheriff’s to release what their investigation had revealed.

” “There may be some minor accidents, but not like this on set,” he stated. This is one in a trillion episode. This is a one in a trillion event. “

Tori B. Powell

Tori B. Powell works as a CBS News breaking news reporter. Reach her at tori.powell@cbsinteractive.com

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