If Alec Baldwin ‘Didn’t Pull The Trigger,’ How Did Gun Kill Halyna Hutchins?


Alec Baldwin wept as he described shooting and killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his Western film “Rust,” but said during an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he “didn’t pull the trigger.”


A teaser for the interview, which airs Thursday night, was posted on Twitter Wednesday and showed an emotional Baldwin describing the Oct. 21 shooting of Hutchins as the worst thing that’s ever happened to him.

“I think back, I think: ‘What could I have done?’” Baldwin said, who has previously describe the shooting as a “tragic accident.”

The teaser also showed Baldwin nodding his head and wiping away a tear as Stephanopoulos said: “But the gun was in your hands. How do you come to terms with that?”

Stephanopoulos furthermore pressed Baldwin on the claim that “it wasn’t in the script” for the Colt .45 revolver to be fired during the gunfight scene he was rehearsing when Hutchins was shot.

“Well, the trigger wasn’t pulled, I didn’t pull the trigger,” Baldwin, 63, said. “I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them, never.”

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