Mock Gunfight Participant in S. Dakota Used Live Rounds – Two Audience Members Shot

by Ben Hoffman

PIERRE, S.D. — One of the participants in a mock Old West gun battle in South Dakota fired live ammunition instead of using blanks, wounding three tourists, authorities announced Friday.

More than 100 people attended the show a week ago staged by the Dakota Wild Bunch re-enactors, who perform several times a week in Hill City, a tourist town in the Black Hills.

The ammunition shattered a 65-year-old Minnesota woman’s fibula, a bone in the lower leg. A 48-year- old Pennsylvania man and a 52-year- old Nebraska man also were wounded. Read more…

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