(AP) A staged shootout got a little too real when two people were shot with a gun mistakenly loaded with birdshot. The Sheboygan County Sheriff's Capt. Dave Adams said the shooting happened about 11 a.m. Sunday during a train robbery re-enactment held as part of the weekend Santa Steam Train event.
Adams said participants were acting out a shootout between the train robbers and police when a gun sprayed 46 shotgun pellets into the arm, leg and abdomen of 49-year-old re-enactor Thomas E. Rumpff of Sheboygan.
Two pellets struck a 14-year-old spectator. One embedded in his index finger, and another bounced off his knee.
Adams said both were treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Information from: The Sheboygan Press, http://www.sheboygan-press.com
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