According to “an individual with knowledge of the set” speaking anonymously with TheWrap, prop guns on the set of “Rust” were allegedly used hours before by some crew members for recreational target practice. This included the act of “plinking,” or informal target practice, often using objects like beer cans or other small objects as targets for fun. The report revealed that the gun used in the fatal shooting was among these guns used for target practice, though it doesn’t name any of these crew members.
While this would be a huge revelation if proven true, it’s important to note that the investigation is ongoing and details have not been confirmed by law enforcement yet. Either way, the tragic events that took place on the set of “Rust” illustrate that Hollywood productions need to re-examine their safety measures and ensure that something like this never happens again.