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Woman killed by cannon fire in San Diego County


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Replica cannon | Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Washington

A 33-year-old woman is dead after a homemade cannon went off outside of her mobile home in San Diego County on Tuesday.

The cannon blast blew a projectile into the woman's Twin Lakes Resorts home in Potrero, CA near the Mexican border.  She was pronounced dead at the scene at about 12:15 a.m. 

Capt. Mike Mohler of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said two men, including the woman's husband, were playing with the homemade weapon when it discharged. One of the men was taken to a hospital. His condition was unknown.

There were varying reports about whether alcohol was involved in the incident, and few details were immediately available about what exactly killed the victim.

The incident is being investigated by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.