- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2020

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A performer has been wounded during a reenactment at a Kansas history museum in a shooting that police say appears to be accidental.

The shooting was reported at 9:05 p.m. near the Old Cowtown Museum at an event in which reenactors were supposed to use blank rounds, The Wichita Eagle reports, Police Officer Kevin Wheeler said in a news release that the 24-year-old victim was taken to a hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries to his upper body.

“This is definitely a unique situation - one that is a first for me,” Lt. Chris Marceau told media at the museum. “When officers arrived it was kind of a little bit chaotic because of the large amount of people that were involved in the reenactment.”

According to a Facebook post, the museum had an event with food and drinks for ages 18 and up. The event went from 7 p.m. to midnight. Based on the lineup, the shooting appears to have occurred during a performance called, “Coppers raiding the Bootleggers.”

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