Alec Baldwin was practicing a “cross-draw” weapon fire technique and aimed at a camera when a propeller pistol exploded, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, according to multiple witness statements.
Sante Fe authorities have issued statements of Rouiller director Joel Souza and a cameraman who said the accidental shooting occurred during a scene filmed inside a fake church.
Mr Souza, 48, told investigators he was standing behind the camera next to Ms Hutchins when he heard a loud pop.
He noticed that he and Ms. Hutchins were bleeding, and she fell to the ground moments later.
Meanwhile, the chief electrician of Rouiller, Serge Svetnoy, recounted how he held Ms Hutchins in his arms while she was dying in a touching tribute on Facebook.
“I was neck and neck with Halyna in that fatal shot that took her life and injured director Joel Souza,” Svetnoy wrote.
“I held her in my arms as she died. His blood was on my hands.
He said the accidental shooting on the set of the film in New Mexico on Thursday was the “fault of negligence and unprofessional” on the part of those responsible for ensuring the safety of the guns on set.
Hundreds of people attended a vigil for cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday.
Mr Baldwin said in a statement on Friday: “My heart is broken for her husband, their son and all who knew and loved Halyna. “
An investigation into the shooting continues.