- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

CODY, Wyo. (AP) - The city of Cody’s gunfight show is cancelling its performances until next year as it faces new safety guidelines imposed after three spectators were hurt during a show.

The Cody Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/2bDlQIo ) that Cody Gunfighters spokesman Richard Muscio says the group, which puts on a free old West show each summer, needs more time to be in compliance with the new rules.

Muscio says performances will resume in the summer of 2017.

Police are still investigating the July 29 incident that left three tourists, including a 3-year-old child, injured because of a problem with weapons.

The new guidelines require gunfighters to use blanks not supplied or manufactured by members of the show. The performers must also have a safety manager on site to inspect weapons and dispense blank ammunition.

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Information from: The Cody Enterprise, http://www.codyenterprise.com

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