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Pittsburgh: 3 dead, 4 hospitalized after event on South Side

Devdiscourse News Desk | Washington DC | Updated: 22-09-2019 21:53 IST | Created: 22-09-2019 17:10 IST
Pittsburgh: 3 dead, 4 hospitalized after event on South Side
Image Credit: Twitter (@PghPolice)

As many as three people have died and four others have been hospitalized on Sunday after an event or some sort of party on the South Side in Pittsburgh.

Director Wendell Hissrich of Pittsburgh Public Safety Department confirmed that three were dead and four were in the hospital with conditions ranging from serious to critical.

The initial investigation suggests this was a drug-related overdose. The victims appear to have been at the same venue together, and then to have gone to a second location at a private residence where they apparently overdosed on drugs. The victims all took the narcotics at the same time and in the same location.

Five victims were found in an apartment, one in the elevator outside the apartment and one on street at 26th/Carson.

The Police clarified this was not a case of a tainted drug being passed around or distributed in large volume at a large venue which could have affected even more people. It appears to have been isolated to a single location.

Earlier officials from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police said in a statement that several people have been hospitalized and died after an event or some sort of party on the South Side in Pittsburgh.

The incident occurred at an apartment building at the South Side Works on Tunnel Boulevard.

All the victims involved in the incident were wearing orange paper bands on their wrists. Police identified multiple venues in the city that used orange wristbands last night for events and concerts. But the news reports linking this incident to specific venues are incorrect.


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