Gender-reveal device explodes, killing father-to-be; brother injured: officials

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A man was killed and his brother injured when a gender reveal device they were building exploded over the weekend in Upstate New York, officials said.
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A man was killed and his brother injured when a gender-reveal device they were building exploded over the weekend in upstate New York, officials said.

State police responded to a report of an explosion in Sullivan County just before noon on Sunday.

An investigation revealed that 28-year-old Christopher Pekny was building a device that was to be used at a child's gender reveal party.

Pekny, who was the father-to-be, was killed when the device exploded, state police confirmed.

His brother, 27-year-old Michael Pekny, was taken to Garnet Medical Center in Middletown.

An investigation by the New York State Police and the New York State Police Bomb Disposal Unit remains ongoing.