Alec Baldwin's daughter Ireland tells fans she's leaving Instagram after dad's 'heartbreaking' fatal gun accident on set

IRELAND Baldwin has decided to QUIT social media after her father's "heartbreaking" gun accident that occurred just days before her 26th birthday.

The actor's family has spoken out about the "tragic" incident that killed film cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.


Ireland, 26, decided to "take a break" from social media after the "heartbreaking" shooting on Thursday.

The model took to Instagram to share a video of her mom, actress Kim Basinger, dancing at a "goth bar."

She captioned her post: "It's been a heartbreaking and weird couple of days.

"I'm going to take a little break on here other than some required posts I have to post for work in the upcoming week.

"Thank you again to everyone who's reached out and wished me a happy birthday.

"For now I'll leave you with a video of my mom dancing in a goth bar," she wrote, as Kim was surrounded by atmospheric smoke and colorful lights.

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Fans raced to the comments to share their supportive messages, but Ireland deleted the post shortly after.

TRAGEDY STRIKES

On Thursday, a tragic accident occurred in New Mexico on the set of Alec's Western movie, Rust.

Read our Alec Baldwin shooting live blog for the very latest news and updates…

The 63-year-old was filming a scene that required him to fire a gun that was supposed to be loaded with blanks.

However, the gun discharged either shrapnel or a bullet, which hit two people on set including the director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, 42.

Halyna was airlifted to a hospital where she died from her injuries.

Joel Souza, 48, was also shot and taken to hospital. He was treated and released later that evening.

HILARIA'S MESSAGE

Alec's family and friends spoke out over the weekend with their condolences for Halyna's family, although his wife Hilaria waited until Monday morning to share her message of "shock."

"My heart is with Halyna. Her husband. Her son. Their family and loved ones. And my Alec," she said in an Instagram post.

"It's said, 'there are no words' because it's impossible to express the shock and heartache of such a tragic accident. Heartbreak. Loss. Support," she closed.

Hilaria was silent after she was spotted fleeing their New York home with their six children and pets last week.

The couple's female friend was seen carrying their kids from their Manhattan apartment into a waiting SUV on Friday.

Alec shares his daughter Carmen Gabriela, eight, and sons Rafael, six, Leonardo, five, Romeo, three, and Edu, one, with Hilaria.

'HEART IS BROKEN'

In a statement on Friday, the 30 Rock star said: "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."

Alec was distraught following the tragic accident and questioned why the gun was loaded with real ammunition.

Photos captured the actor sobbing outside of a local police station in Sante Fe, New Mexico where the incident occurred.



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