Alec Baldwin's tragic shooting victim Halyna Hutchins had previously blasted 'selfish' producers for cutting safety corners on previous projects, just weeks before her death on set.

Tragedy stuck on the set of 63-year-old Alec’s latest film, Rust, when he fired a prop gun – accidentally killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza.

Alec, 63, has since broken his silence saying he is "heartbroken."

Mum of one Halyna’s cose friend, writer and director Li Lu, wrote a lengthy Instagram tribute, claiming the cinematographer had already spoken about producers acting "selfishly and dangerously" on set - and called for those responsible to be in jail.

Halyna was a talented cinematographer and mum of one (

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Alec has said he was shocked and devastated after the tragic accident (

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As reported by The Sun, she wrote: "Halyna, you were one of the hardest working people that I have ever met. You loved cinema - completely and utterly. You were a friend and colleague. You were a great mom.

"The last time we spoke, you lamented how producers on recent projects acted selfishly and dangerously. How people who finance films thought their money could be traded for the decency, safety, and honour of all else on set.

"How often we tell ourselves to 'buck up.' Because we are tough. Because as women, we gotta show we can take it. Because we must sacrifice, to achieve our dreams.

"It's not f***ing worth it. You deserve to be here. With your family."

Li added: "I am beyond angry for you. Your family. Your boy. For us. We are all the same film family. Rest well. Li."

Pals of Halyna rushed to pay tribute (

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She later added: "No more martyrs," blasting: "Not only is there no reason to have any prop gun with live ammo these days - but to hear that they fired blanks on a f***ing rehearsal??? People need to go to jail. And stay in jail. And never work again."

The incident took place at a 2,000-acre ranch in New Mexico – with police opening an investigation following the fatal shooting on Thursday.

While a police warrant has uncovered details of the moments leading up to the fatal accident – and the names of an armourer and assistant director have been revealed via a call sheet from the film.

The Wall Street Journal has identified the film’s armourer as 24-year-old Hanna Gutierrez Reed – who is the daughter of esteemed armorer and firearms consultant Thell Reed, who reportedly trained her “from a young age”.

The set of Rust in Santa Fe - now abandoned (

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And they go on to report that Alec’s “blood-stained costume from the movie has been taken as evidence, as well as the gun that went off, plus other prop guns and ammo being used on set.”

The police investigation so far has also reported that 42-year-old Halyna had been “shot in the chest” – where previous reports have stated she was shot in the stomach.

Halyna was flown to University of New Mexico Hospital but was sadly pronounced dead when she arrived.

Meanwhile, 48-year-old director Joel has reportedly been discharged from hospital after he was treated after being hit by a bullet during the incident.