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12-year-old killed by an exploding grenade likely purchased in NC, ATF says – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2021-01-13 07:18:30 –

According to federal officials, a 12-year-old boy was killed in December by an exploding grenade that investigators believed was purchased from an antique mall seller in the summer. They also said that the information provided to them “indicates” that more grenades may have been sold to other customers by the same vendor at that time.

According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), a Virginia child was killed on December 23 by a grenade that investigators believed was purchased from a fancy free antique mall in Shallotte, North Carolina in June. It was. They said the victim was a teenager, but ATF representatives confirmed to CBS News that the victim was 12 years old.

According to this release, law enforcement officials said that additional grenades that they may have purchased from sellers at antique malls in June “contains living explosives and may pose a danger to the public.” “doing.

“Vendors are still trying to remember the transactions and exact numbers that occurred during the summer season. [of potentially live grenades that may have been sold] Not known, “ATF representative told CBS News. “We know the grenade that caused the deadly explosion and a similar style of grenade that was sold at about the same time but has not yet been described.”

According to the release, the grenade was believed to be the “inactive” MK2 grenade, the style used during World War II. “At the time of sale, neither vendors nor buyers believed that grenades were working or dangerous,” ATF said.

ATF has released a photo of a grenade similar to a device that appears to have been sold at an antique mall in June. ATF

ATF said it wants Public assistance When recovering a potentially alive device, I asked him to visit the area and contact the person who purchased the “inactive” grenade from the antique mall in June.

“The public should not try to make decisions about suspicious or suspicious devices,” an ATF representative told CBS News. He added that officials could also contact local law enforcement agencies.

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