Lake County, Indiana A father is dead, and his two children were injured, when a grenade detonated in their Indiana home, according to authorities. The Lake County Sheriff's Department responded to the home following a reported explosion.
The family was reportedly looking through a grandfather's belongings when they found a hand grenade. The device detonated when someone pulled its pin, the sheriff's department said.
The father was found unresponsive and later pronounced dead. His two children, a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman, were taken to an area hospital with shrapnel wounds.
The Porter County Bomb Squad responded to secure the area and search for any other explosive devices. The Lake County Sheriff's Department's investigation is on-going.