Man doused with accelerant, set on fire

November 17, 2010 8:29:10 AM PST
A man is hospitalized in serious condition after someone threw a flammable liquid on him and set him on fire.

The 36-year-old man told police someone threw the liquid and lit him on fire at approximately 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 4300-block of South Cottage Grove.

Police say no one is in custody.

It was not immediately known if police are seeking one or more than one suspect, according to a lieutenant, who said the victim lives not too far away from where he was burned.

A Wentworth Area police sergeant said the victim was burned on his left side and no one else was hurt.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.


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