Alec Baldwin interview on ABC News

Moments before the deadly shooting, actor Alec Baldwin recalled being told that the “gun is empty,” he said during an interview with ABC.

Baldwin said he recalled being told by director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, to hold the gun out in her direction, “right below her armpit.”

“I said to her, ‘in this scene, I’m going to cock the gun, do you want to see that?'” Baldwin said.

Baldwin said Hutchins told him to cock the gun, he said.

“I let go of the hammer and the gun goes off,” Baldwin told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “I never pulled the trigger.”