Tourists watching the Old West show in Hill City, South Dakota last Friday got a real taste of the mayhem associated with that time period when live ammo began spraying into the crowd.

Investigators  aren’t sure if real bullets somehow got into the actor’s guns, or if it was  shrapnel from blanks that wounded three spectators seriously enough to be taken to the hospital in  ambulances.

One of the spectators remains hospitalized, listed in fair condition.

The Dakota Wild Bunch Reinactors, who stage gunfights in Hill City a few times a week during tourist season, aren’t talking to the press at this point, but announced on their Facebook page they would be suspending their re-enactments in light of the incident.

[Rapid City Journal]