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A most unusual EMS response: Woman killed by cannonball fired by husband and friend in Potrero, California.

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A woman died Tuesday after a homemade cannon blew a projectile into a mobile home in a remote San Diego County community.

Two men, including the woman's husband, were tinkering with the cannon outside the home when it went off and sent a projectile into the home, said Capt. Mike Mohler of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.


Deputies confirm a man called around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday to report that he accidentally shot his 33-year-old wife with a cannon ball from his homemade cannon. He and a friend were working on the cannon. A Cal Fire dispatcher said the man had been drinking and was "freaking out."


When officials arrived, they found a 33-year-old woman dead from injuries she suffered after the projectile damaged the home, Mohler said.

One of the two men working on the cannon was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital. His injuries were unknown as of 8 a.m. Tuesday.

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