- Associated Press - Saturday, January 7, 2017

FORT MOHAVE, Ariz. (AP) - Mohave County authorities say a family escaped injury when the father shot at a metal cylinder that he thought was harmless but that exploded, damaging the family’s vehicles.

The Sheriff’s Office says the family was target shooting in a quarry east of the Fort Mohave landfill when the incident occurred Tuesday evening.

The office says a sheriff’s deputy and the Bullhead City Police Department’s bomb squad went to the scene Wednesday morning and found another cylinder, which the bomb squad detonated.

It was described as about 24 inches long and resembling a scuba tank.

The Sheriff’s Office says it’d like to hear from anyone with information on the cylinders.

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