Real Shots Fired at Old West Gunfight Reenactment

One actor was injured in the incident

A gunfight reenactment in Tombstone, Arizona turned dangerous when an actor allegedly fired real bullets.

Tom Carter, a member of the Tombstone Vigilantes gunfight reenactment group, shot another member of the group named Ken Curtis on Sunday, Tucson News Now reports. Carter reportedly did not have his gun properly inspected ahead of time, and it was later discovered to contain live rounds. Curtis was airlifted to Banner-University Medical Center while another woman reportedly grazed by a bullet refused medical treatment.

The show ended immediately and officials discovered a “live round in the cylinder with five expended casings that indicated the gun had six live rounds in it before the skit,” the site reports.

The Huffington Post reports that Tombstone is known for historical reenactments of Old West gunfights and the incident occurred during the city’s annual “Helldorado Days.”

[Tucson News Now]


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