Crew reveal accidental discharge prior to deadly shooting

From THEHILL.COM

Crew members said that there were two accidental weapon discharges on the set of “Rust” before Thursday’s fatal shooting, according to multiple reports.

Three former crew members who were on set told The New York Times that the discharges occurred on Oct. 16, which prompted a complaint to a supervisor about safety on the set.

The crew members who spoke to the newspaper on the condition of anonymity quit hours before the shooting involving Baldwin due to working conditions and unpaid work.

According to The Los Angeles Times, which first reported the previous incidents, Baldwin’s stunt double accidentally fired two rounds last Saturday after being told that a gun was “cold,” meaning that it had no ammunition in it.

One of the crew members told the newspaper that there should have been an investigation into the incident.

“There were no safety meetings. There was no assurance that it wouldn’t happen again. All they wanted to do was rush, rush, rush,” the crew mem... (Read more)

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