Shot Down In A Blaze of Gory. Yes, Gory.

shotdown-blogUnlike in the movies (where actors get paid to die on screen), being on the wrong end of a shoot-out was a sad day in the Old West. Bad shots, fortunately, helped the odds for survival. In the late evening of October 11, 1880, Doc Holliday burst into the Oriental Saloon in Tombstone, Arizona, with murder on his mind, but managed to only wing the bartender in the foot and the manager, Milt Joyce, in the hand. The wounded men promptly beat Holliday within an inch of his life. The altercation was gory, but all survived.