WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - The Wichita City Council is considering a payment of half a million dollars as settlement after an actor was shot during a re-enactment of a gunfight at Cowtown in 2020.

The shooting incident happened at the Old Cowtown Museum in September of 2020. A 24-year-old man was hit by a blank during the re-enactment. Immediately afterward, other actors shouted and waved their arms, trying to get the others to stop shooting. Police say that the man suffered injuries to his upper body and was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.

The money from the payment would come from the city’s Self Insurance Fund. The settlement of the claim does not constitute an admission of liability on the city’s part; rather, it is a settlement to resolve a disputed claim.