2 seriously injured in cannon explosion near Richland

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Kalamazoo County authorities say two people were hospitalized following an accident involving a cannon near Richland.

The victims were described as a man and teen boy. Kalamazoo County Undersheriff James VanDyken said they are a grandparent and grandchild.

It happened around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday on N. 28th Street near M-89 in Richland Township.

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office said the small cannon exploded when the two tried to fire it. Both were seriously injured and remained in the hospital Wednesday.

It’s not clear where the cannon came from.

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