Alec Baldwin is reportedly facing backlash for publicly discussing a recent fatal shooting in Long Island.
Baldwin recently wrote a public letter to New York State Assemblyman Tim Gordon about a fatal shooting of two teenagers in the upscale village of Smithtown, Long Island.
On June 2, 2018, Louis Fusco reportedly shot at two teenagers who were chasing after him when he allegedly shot both of them multiple times. One of the victims, who is a girl, died at the scene. The other, a boy, survived.
Baldwin wrote that she did not want to stop him from explaining, but wanted a “reasonably transparent” explanation. Baldwin explained that she understands he didn’t want to be perceived as an overly angry person, but said it was “very disturbing to see the scope of this tragedy.”
Baldwin, who married actor Alec Baldwin in 2012, posted a photo to Instagram, saying Gordon’s office contacted her about her status, claiming Baldwin “wants my information to threaten him.”
Since being posted, her post has been criticized for condemning Gordon for “the incident that brought him to me.”
Baldwin’s husband, Alec Baldwin, is no stranger to speaking out about social issues. Baldwin offered his support for his wife on Twitter Tuesday.
I wrote a letter yesterday on the shooting death of 2 teenagers at a track meet in our village. #Hurricane18 — Hilaria Baldwin (@hilariabaldwin) June 6, 2018
Several media outlets contacted Gordon for comment. In response, Gordon told Breitbart: “We are concerned about the public information surrounding this incident which may cause a distrust with local police and/or raise false fears in the community.”
Gordon went on to say that he would “continue to work with the authorities and the community to better inform the community in an age when there are many more ways to inform the public of the current state of our society.”