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According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), grenades were chemically inert Mk 2 grenades and were considered to be the style used during World War II.
The child was killed on December 23 by an exploding grenade that ATF believes was purchased from Fancy Free Antique Mall in Shallotte, North Carolina on June 13.
CNN contacted the Antique Mall but did not receive a reply.
When the grenade was sold, the agency said the seller and buyer did not believe that the grenade was “working or dangerous.”
The ATF told others who may have purchased grenades from the same store, “Grenades purchased from vendors may contain live explosives and may pose a danger to the public. I am concerned and ask to contact you.
Update: We are seeking the help of the general public to retrieve potential grenades purchased at Charlotte’s Fancy Free Antique Mall in June 2020. A teen in Virginia killed by an exploding grenade that he may have purchased from an antique mall in June. https://t.co/INbGJKKbz3 pic.twitter.com/IqEA3XXAMC
— ATF Charlotte (@ATFCharlotte) January 8, 2021
This may not be the first time a grenade believed to be inactive has been discovered and proven alive. In December 2019, a grenade was found in a dresser donated by the Habitat Restore in Durham, also in North Carolina.
Volunteers who found it removed it from the building and law enforcement agencies were called in. No injuries have been reported from this incident.
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