A show inspired by the Old West in the U.S. state of South Dakota ended with a balance of three tourists injured in a shooting that was to have been a simulation.
The incident happened during a summer attraction in the county of Hill City, where volunteers simulate cowboy shootouts in front of an audience of over one hundred people and raise funds for charitable organizations, according to local newspaper Courrier WFC
The weapons used are usually empty. But on the night of Friday, the show three observers were wounded. A witness stated that the origin of the injuries appears to have been the same weapon.
The president of the Chamber of Commerce Hill City, Brenda Nolting, told the Courier that, after the fact, it is possible that the spectacle of cowboy no longer performed. "(The show) is done for years. This is a terrible thing, a shock to everyone here. "
According to the website of local television news Koda, the three injured were taken to hospital, but neither was in danger of death.
The local police commander gave no details about what happened, but said the shootings appear to have been accidental.
The incident took place at the end of the show, told the network cameraman from the show, Phyllis Masten.
"Two people behind me started shouting that they had been hit, and then (vi) blood everywhere. We're still trying to understand how this happened, "she said.