Michigan man killed after cannon used at baby shower explodes
A 26- year-old Michigan man was killed on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, after a small cannon device was fired at a baby shower in Genesee County. - Dreamstime/TNS

GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 26-year-old Hartland man died after being struck in an explosion during a baby shower, Michigan State Police said Sunday. The incident occurred at 7:30 p.m. Saturday when a small cannon device was fired in the back yard of a home in Genesee County. The family celebrating the baby's pending arrival with the homeowner firing the cannon, which blew up, causing shrapnel to strike the man, identified by police as Evan Thomas Silva, who was standing nearby, police said. Silva was taken in serious condition to Hurley Medical Center in Flint, where he later died. Four or fiv...