Father-To-Be Killed By Explosive Device Intended For Gender Reveal Event In Sullivan County

  • Source: WCBS-TV CBS 2 New York
  • Published: 02/22/2021 05:22 PM

An effort to delight family and friends at a gender reveal event proved deadly for a Sullivan County man. New York State Police say a device that was intended to shower colored powder blew up instead, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported. It happened Feb. 21 in the Town of Liberty. At the Livingston Manor Diner, owned by the victim’s family, candles and flowers symbolize the heartbreak his friends and family feel. State police say father-to-be Chris Pekny, 28, was preparing for a gender reveal event at his home. While preparing a practice device intended to explode in a cloud of colored powder, the device exploded early, killing Pekny. Flying shrapnel wounded his brother, Michael. CBS2 learned he suffered injuries to his head and torso and was taken to a hospital in Orange County for treatment.


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