Davenport man building cannon injured by exploding gunpowder

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – A man working on a homemade cannon in his backyard was injured when gunpowder being used for the project exploded.

Police say the man, 20, was “constructing a miniature cannon” Friday morning in the 1600 block of West 16th Street when gun powder ignited “causing a small explosion.”

Police responded to a Genesis hospital after the man arrived there as a walk-in patient to be treated for minor injuries.

Investigators tell KWQC no charges will be filed in the case and no further information will be released.