- Associated Press - Saturday, July 5, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - A 44-year-old Detroit man celebrating July Fourth has been killed after fireworks he was lighting struck him in the chest and exploded.

WXYZ-TV and WDIV-TV report Saturday that instead of shooting toward the sky, the fireworks shot out horizontally about 10:30 p.m. Friday on the city’s west side.

A neighbor tells WWJ-AM that the man was holding the fireworks when it went off.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.


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