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Images of the shrapnel-damaged bedroom from WNBC

A NJ family is very angry at the Army for "misfiring" a projectile and having part of a shell crash through their roof and onto their daughter's bed. Their 10-year-old daughter had just left for a sleepover, but the family cat who was sleeping there was so seriously injured she had to be euthanized.

The 6-inch by 4-inch, 2-pound piece of shrapnel lay smoldering on the bed and was, according to a Jefferson Township, NJ detective, "so hot you could not touch it." The Angle family's home is 2.5 miles from the Picatinny Arsenal. According to the Star-Ledger, the projectile--packed with 2-3 pounds of explosives--was "expected to travel no farther than 1,300 feet" but one piece managed to go "four times than distance."

Commanding General Brig. Gen. William Phillips of Picatinny Arsenal said testing would be stopped and an investigation conducted and added, "We deeply regret the damage and fright the incident caused this family." Homeowner Cheryl Angle said her daughter "is crying and crying. She will have a phobia from this," and says they may pursue legal action against the army.