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Criminal Charges 'On The Table' After Alec Baldwin Shooting Of Halyna Hutchins

Criminal Charges 'On The Table' After Alec Baldwin Shooting Of Halyna Hutchins

Halyna Hutchins was tragically shot on set.

Police ‘haven’t ruled out’ criminal charges for the shocking shooting of Halyna Hutchins on a film set.

Last week, it was reported that the cinematographer was shot on the set of upcoming Western film Rust, after actor Alec Baldwin accidentally ‘discharged a gun.’

Alec Baldwin discharged a firearm (
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Legal documents have revealed the actor, 63, was “practising a quick draw” during rehearsals, by drawing a gun across his body and pointing it at a camera.

However, the gun fired, hitting Hutchins and also injuring director Joel Souza.

Affidavits from Souza, as well as a camera assistant, say that Baldwin was told he had been handed an ‘unloaded prop gun’ by First Assistant Director David Halls before the weapon discharged.

Halyna was tragically killed on set (
Instagram - halyna hutchins)

In a statement to the New York Times, Santa Fe County District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies has now said that criminal charges may be an option after the incident.

“Everything at this point, including criminal charges, is on the table,” she said.

Her statement to the American publication also revealed that the gun fired on set was not a prop weapon, but a ‘legit’ and ‘antique-era appropriate gun’, with the ‘enormous amount of bullets’ found on set needing to be investigated.

Halyna worked in cinematography (
Instagram Haylna Hutchins)

the spokesperson for Santa Fe Sheriff's Office, Juan Rios told Deadline: "Both search warrants have been executed,” in reference to the two documents issued by a New Mexico judge on October 22 to let officers investigate the Bonanza Creek Ranch location of the shooting.

Baldwin has previously issued a lengthy statement on Instagram after the fatal shooting.

“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,” he wrote.

“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.”

Investigations are still ongoing.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram - halynahutchins

Topics: Celebrity, News, TV And Film