Suspect identified in double fatal firebombing
BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Baltimore City police have identified a man they believe fire bombed a house in East Baltimore killing two teens and injuring six others.
Antonio Wright, 26, of E. Preston Avenue has been named Public Enemy # 1, and has yet to be arrested.
Wright deliberately threw two "Moltov Cocktails" into the home, according to police.
Baltimore City fire crews responded to the structure fire on Greenmount Avenue near the intersection of East Preston Street around 5:00 a.m.
Firefighters battled the working fire that was extinguished around 5:26 a.m. where the found the two deceased male victims. Eight people were in the home and one woman, 20, jumped out of the residence from the top floor.
She was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The other six victims suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The victims who sustained non-life threatening injuries have been identified as the following: 4-year-old boy, 11-year-old boy, 16-year-old girl, 17-year-old girl, and a 38-year-old woman.
Officials learned that a victim injured in a non-fatal shooting two nights ago in this area, ran into the row home for safety on Greenmount Avenue.
They are investigating to see if there's a connection between Thursday night's shooting and the fire that started.
It was determined by the fire department that an accelerant was used to start the blaze and the victims in the home were targeted.
Police say this is an active investigation and they are currently reviewing surveillance video.
There are currently 24 fire related deaths in Maryland.