A woman was killed early Tuesday when her husband, who had allegedly been drinking, accidentally shot a homemade cannon into the couple’s home.
Homicide detectives with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the 33-year-old woman’s death, which took place in the 25000 block of Potrero Valley Road. Authorities say she was found dead at 12:15 a.m. after a cannonball fired by her husband and another man slammed into a residence at the Twin Lakes Resort mobile home park.
It appears the accident happened while the two men were tinkering with the cannon. Officials say the area, which is near the Mexican border, is known for unusual activity. A Cal Fire dispatcher told San Diego’s CBS8 that one of the two men was transported to a local hospital with injuries he sustained during the blast.