The awesome Bren tipped us off to this story about an accidental shooting on the set of a Spider-Man fan film in the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. Sam Vestey, 23, is expected to be okay after suffering a shotgun wound to the right leg on Sunday night. Vestey was dressed as Spider-Man filming a scene in a basement of a Clintonville home with Casey May and Michael Galusick, who are reportedly “two friends who frequently make amateur superhero movies, authorities said.” I hope someday authorities are saying that about us.
May was holding the shotgun when it accidentally discharged, hitting Spider-Vesty in the leg. Wearing a Spider-Man costume doesn’t give you Spidey senses, it turns out. All three men believed the shotgun to be unloaded and were using it as a prop, which is why you never use a real firearm as a prop and you never point a real firearm at a living thing you aren’t intending to murder (even if you think it’s not loaded). Just consider that a helpful tip from your friendly neighborhood GammaSquad.