May 28, 2014 at 10:48 am

1 injured after Detroit apartment firebombed

Detroit Arson investigators are searching for a suspect who firebombed an apartment Wednesday morning on the city's west side, injuring at least one person, according to fire officials.

A Molotov cocktail was thrown just after midnight at an occupied apartment in Smith Homes in the 14300 block of Crescent, Arson Chief Charles Simms said.

It hit the building, bounced off and didnt ignite until it hit the ground, Simms said.

The Molotov, which appeared to be targeting one particular unit, caused minimal damage to the apartment as firefighters were able to douse the blaze in about 20 minutes. However, at least one person was injured, Simms said.

No further information was released on the condition or nature of the injuries.

A description of suspect wasnt immediately available Wednesday morning.

Smith Homes is managed by the Detroit Housing Commission, the largest owner of rental housing in the city, which provides affordable housing for the low- and moderate-income people. Smith Homes is comprised of more than 150 apartments, the majority of which are two-bedroom units, according to its website.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Fire Department arson hotline at (313) 628-2900.

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