No charges for actor who shot colleague in Tombstone gunfight skit

No charges for actor who shot colleague in Tombstone gunfight skit

Gunfight at OK Corral

Arizona Gunfighters perform a Wyatt Earp showdown at the O.K. Corral, during Wyatt Earp Days in Historic Tombstone in 2007. Actors portraying the Earps (Wyatt is on the far right) and Doc Holliday (far left) get ready for a showdown.

An actor who shot and injured another performer during a mock gunfight in Tombstone won't face criminal charges, officials say.

A report from the Cochise County Attorney's office says evidence shows the shooting was accidental and that performers in Tombstone need better protocol for ammunition checks, The Sierra Vista Herald reports.

Tom Carter and Ken Curtis were in a fake standoff on October 18 when Carter fired a live round. Curtis was struck in the groin. He has since recovered from his injury.

Investigators say Carter had failed to go through a weapon's check before the skit.

Tombstone has since passed a law requiring businesses to obtain permits to conduct shooting re-enactments.

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