Tourists injured during Old West shootout show

AP News
Posted: Jun 18, 2011 2:09 PM
Tourists injured during Old West shootout show

An Old West shootout staged as part of a charity fundraiser may have come a little too close to the real thing when three tourists were injured.

South Dakota authorities say the three were injured Friday night at a shootout in Hill City and taken to a hospital about 30 miles away. A Pennington County sheriff's spokesman says the tourists' injuries are not life-threatening.

The sheriff's department identified them Saturday as 52-year-old Jose Pruneda of Alliance, Neb.; 65-year-old Carrol Knutson of Birchwood, Minn.; and 48-year-old John Ellis of South Connellsville, Penn.

No further details have been released.

The shootout staged by volunteer cowboys from Rapid City is a regular summer attraction in the area and a fundraiser for the Children's Miracle Network.


Information from: Rapid City Journal,