Father-to-be dies preparing device for gender reveal party

Man’s brother also injured in accident

One man dead after gender reveal explosion (Copyright 2020 by CNN Newsource - All rights reserved.)

A New York father-to-be has died while setting up for his family’s gender reveal party.

Police said 28-year-old Chris Pekny was preparing for the event at his home here in Liberty.

He was working with a device meant to release colored powder.

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The device went off, killing Chris Pekny and injuring his younger brother.

Michael Pekny suffered shrapnel wounds in his head and torso and has been getting care at a nearby hospital.

Mourners have placed candles and flowers at a diner the family owns.