Santa Fe DA refuses to rule out criminal charges in Alec Baldwin shooting accident: report
FILE PHOTO: Actor Alec Baldwin appears in New York State Supreme Court in New York City, U.S., November 26, 2018. Alec Tabak/Pool via REUTERS

On Tuesay, The New York Times reported that authorities in Santa Fe County, New Mexico are not ruling out criminal charges over the fatal gun accident on actor Alec Baldwin's movie set for "Rust".

"'We haven't ruled out anything," the district attorney, Mary Carmack-Altwies, told the Times. "Everything at this point, including criminal charges, is on the table."

The Times further notes that Carmack-Altwies said that "the investigation was focusing on ballistics in an effort to determine what kind of round was in the gun that killed Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer — and who had placed the ammunition in the gun."

This comes after a report that the assistant director on the set of "Rust," Dave Halls — who handed the gun to Baldwin shouting that it was "cold" even though it was in fact loaded — was previously fired from the set of "Freedom's Path" after another incident in which a gun he was responsible for securing accidentally discharged.

"Detectives are still interviewing people who were on the set, Ms. Carmack-Altwies said. 'It's probably weeks, if not months, of follow-up investigation that we're going to need to get to the point of charging,'" continued the report. "Ms. Carmack-Altwies said that she was aware of news reports suggesting that crew members had used guns with live ammunition for target practice hours before the fatal shooting, but said that the reports were 'unconfirmed.'"