2 shot during Old West gunfight re-enactment in Tombstone, Arizona
TOMBSTONE, Ariz. — Two people were hit with bullets during a gunfight re-enactment in the Old West town of Tombstone.
The Tombstone Marshal’s Office says the skit was supposed to involve blanks, but one of the actor’s guns fired lived rounds during a standoff. Actor Ken Curtis was hit and treated at the scene before being flown to a hospital in Tucson, where he is undergoing surgery to remove the bullet.
The actor is hospitalized in good condition, while a bystander wasn’t seriously injured and declined treatment.
Authorities say a female bystander also was struck Sunday afternoon as two performers from the Tombstone Vigilante group re-enacted a gunfight in the 19th century mining town made famous by Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and the O.K. Corral.
The Marshal’s Office says Mayor Dusty Escapule advised the Tombstone Vigilante group to put future gunfight skits on hold as the investigation plays out.