Tombstone shooting - man nearly killed as an actor uses a real gun in O.K. Corral gunfight.
A man was shot and nearly killed following an historical reenactment of the infamous gunfight at the O.K. Corral last Sunday when one of the actors involved fired real bullets instead of the planned blanks.
A Tombstone Vigilante reenactment group member, Tom Carter, allegedly arrived late and didn't have his gun checked before the O.K. Corral skit. Another actor, Ken Curtis, was shot in the upper groin. Curtis would later have the bullet removed at a Tucson hospital.
Police inspected Carter's gun and determined he fired five shots. Tucson news station KOLD reports two of the live rounds struck local businesses, and pieces of flying metal hit a female bystander, who later refused medical treatment.
“Tombstone takes pride in the safety and security of its townspeople and tourists alike and the citizens of Tombstone can be assured that stringent safety protocol will be enforced prior to allowing any further gunfight skits,” the Marshal’s Office said in a statement.
The gunfight at the O.K. Corral is based on the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp, his brothers, and ex-dentist Doc Holliday going against the outlaw Cowboys, including the brothers Clanton and McLaury.
You can watch Tom McLaury, the accidental shooter in the video below: