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Detroit home targeted in deadly firebombing

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DETROIT (myFOXDetroit.com) -

One person is dead and several others were injured after someone threw a molotov cocktail at a home on Detroit's east side Sunday morning.

"I was asleep. I heard banging at the door - it was my neighbor," said Marco Johnson, 30, who lives in the home. "She was saying 'Fire, Fire!'"

"Chaos, total chaos," said Detroit Police Commander Steve Dolunt. "It was my understand that when we got here it was total chaos."

Eight other people were in the home on Kenmoor around 6 a.m., when police say 2 men driving a dark-colored Chevy Malibu drove up and threw the firebomb threw the front window.

"I tried going out through the doorway, but there was too much smoke," Johnson said. "My family was in there... I had to go out through the back."

Johnson made it out through the back porch. Other family members also struggled to find a safe exit.

A family member says Robert Inman, 51, was killed in the firebombing. Three others were in critical condition.

Johnson says he has no idea why someone would target the family.

"I don't know what's wrong with people," Dolunt said. "The homeowner is in the hospital, as well. Fire arson and Homicide are going to look at it and try to figure out this mess."

Police and arson crews are investigating.

 

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