Firework explodes at children's party, 1 hurt

April 23, 2012 8:11:00 AM PDT
A firework exploded at a children's birthday party in the western suburbs seriously injuring a man Sunday around 6:30 p.m. in unincorporated Melrose Park.

The firework exploded in the hand of the 21-year-old victim while he was in an open area. His sister says an 11-year-old boy gave the homemade firework to her brother. It exploded. The victim lost part of his arm and is now in the hospital.

None of the children was injured.