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Woman Killed When Husband Accidentally Fires Cannon into Mobile Home

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A cannon went off in a mobile home near the Mexico border in San Diego County, killing the 33-year-old wife of the man who allegedly fired it.

CBS News reports that the incident took place at about 12:15 this morning at the 25000 block of Potrero Valley Road. The woman's husband was allegedly drinking with a friend and "tinkering" with the cannon, eventually causing it to go off by accident.

Reuters reports that the cannon was "homemade," and that the woman's husband was "freaking out" when investigators arrived at the scene. A four-year-old boy was also in the house at the time of the incident, but wasn't hurt.

The woman's death is being investigated by San Diego County's homicide department. One of the two men involved was taken to a hospital for injuries incurred when the cannon went off. The names of the individuals involved haven't been released.