A 23-year-old man was killed Thursday morning in a firebombing at a home on Detroit's west side, police said.

The fire was called in around 1:45 a.m. on the 14000 block of Cruse, said Detroit police spokeswoman Jennifer Watson. That's north of Schoolcraft and west of Schaefer.

A witness to the incident told police that an unknown vehicle pulled up to the home, and someone inside the vehicle threw an object into the home, setting it ablaze. The vehicle then drove off.

The Detroit Fire Department was able to pull the victim out of the fire, but he died en route to the hospital, Watson said. 

Police are investigating.

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