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The Santa Fe County District Attorney has said criminal charges are possible in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust.

Mary Carmack-Altwies said The New York Times she “did not rule anything out” in an interview on Tuesday.

Ms Carmack-Altwies said investigators were focusing on ballistics to determine what type of cartridge killed Ms Hutchins and who placed the ammunition in the weapon.

She said a search warrant executed on the set at Bonanza Creek Ranch found “an enormous amount of bullets on this plateau” as well as three guns, used casings and ammunition.

“We have to find out what genre it is,” she said.

Ms Carmack-Altwies, the county’s senior prosecutor, said it was misleading to describe the weapon that killed Ms Hutchins last Thursday as a “gun”.

“It was an appropriate weapon in ancient times,” she said. The temperature.

Alec Baldwin, actor and producer of Rust, was practicing a “cross-firing” weapon technique and aimed at a camera when a propeller pistol exploded, killing Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza.

Since the incident, it has emerged that the assistant director who handed Baldwin the gun that killed Hutchins was fired from a movie in 2019 after a prop gun accidentally fired on the set of the film. Path to freedom, injuring a crew member.

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