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Tombstone gunfighter wounded during Old West re-enactment

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An actor who was shot with a live round during a historical gunfight re-enactment in the Old West town of Tombstone, Arizona, is hospitalized in good condition. An actor who was shot with a live round during a historical gunfight re-enactment in the Old West town of Tombstone, Arizona, is hospitalized in good condition.
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 underwent surgery to remove the bullet. At last update he is in good condition. 

Other rounds struck businesses and a bystander whose condition was not immediately known.
    
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.
    
Tombstone is a popular tourist draw as people flock to the former Old West town to see gunfight re-enactments and the history dating back to the days of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and the O.K. Corral.

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