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Suspicious blaze at Detroit home where execution-style shooting left four dead, official says

Detroit, Mich. came in third as the nation's most dangerous city, according to the study by CQ Press. The annual rankings are based on population figures and crime data compiled by the FBI. Wikimedia/Shawn Wilson

Arson is suspected at an east Detroit home where four people were found shot to death the previous night
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(CBS/AP) DETROIT - A suspicious blaze was set at a Detroit home where four people were found shot to death earlier this week, a fire official says.

Senior Fire Chief Doug Lyon says the fire was reported Wednesday night, less than 24 hours after the bodies were found. No one was injured in the blaze, which was extinguished within an hour.

According to CBS Detroit, police said the the fire appeared to have been intentional and started in several spots.

Officers on Tuesday night discovered the bodies of a teenage boy, two men and woman at the home. Investigators have said they believed the killings were drug-related.

The victims were identified Wednesday as 16-year-old Shawn Bender, 22-year-old Janetta Harris, 28-year-old Jason Koester and 34-year-old Dyrelle Davis, CBS Detroit reports. Harris died of multiple gunshot wounds, while the other three were shot in the head, according to the office.

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