Phoenix police searching for three suspects in apartment firebombing

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PHOENIX - A mother, her two children and two others are homeless after their apartment was firebombed early Sunday morning.

Shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, the mother went to Walgreens for about 15 minutes and when she returned, her apartment near Dunlap and 35th avenues was on fire.

According to investigators, a Molotov cocktail was thrown in the second-story bedroom window of the unit.

A family friend staying at the apartment tried using a fire extinguisher to put out the flames but was not able to get the fire under control.

Phoenix police are looking for three black men in their 20s as suspects in the firebomb attack.

The two adults and two children inside the apartment at the time of the fire escaped without any injuries. The family's cat died in the fire and their dog suffered serious injuries.

At this point in their investigation, police do not have a motive.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Phoenix police or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.