Three people are dead and four hospitalized after some sort of medical incident on the city’s South Side, according to Pittsburgh police.
All were tracked back to an apartment at the City Apartments on Tunnel Boulevard, said Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich.
BREAKING: 3 dead, 4 hospitalized after medical event in Pittsburghs South Side
The incident began about 2 a.m. when 911 received a call for an unresponsive man inside the apartment building, Hissrich said.
3 Dead, 4 Hospitalized in Pittsburgh Medical Situation
A short time later, another man was found semi-conscious near 26th and East Carson streets. He was traced back to the same apartment, where police found five more victims.
“My guess is they were trying to make their way back to this location,” Hissrich said of the man found on the street.
The four living victims’ conditions range from serious to critical, Hissrich said. One was found in the elevator of the apartment building.
Public safety spokesman Chris Togneri said the all of the deceased are male, and one was 33. Ages were not available for the others.
3 dead, 4 hospitalized in medical situation at South Side apartment building
“The common factor between all these patients is that they were wearing orange wristbands,” Hissrich said.
“There is no indication there was a party,” he said, noting that drug dogs went through the apartment and paramedics tested the air quality of the building.
3 dead, 4 hospitalized after medical situation in Pittsburgh
“There’s no indication of any safety concerns within this building,” Hissrich said. “We are relatively sure that the occupants of the building are safe here. We’re trying to locate where the victims were all located last night to determine what has happened.”
Anyone who attended or has knowledge of a party or event in which guests were given orange wrist bands, please call police at 412-323-7141.
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Pittsburgh police: Multiple deaths and hospitalizations on South Side
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This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Three people have died and four others were hospitalized in serious to critical condition in Pittsburgh after police responded to a “medical situation” early Sunday.
Five victims were found in an apartment on the city’s South Side, the Pittsburgh Public Safety Department said. One was found in an elevator outside the apartment and another was discovered on a street corner at 26th and Carson.
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There were no initial signs of drug paraphernalia or needles on the victims, who were all male, police told WPXI-TV. The investigation so far indicates that whatever happened to the victims occurred at another site and not at the locations they were found, the station reported.
None of the victims lived in the building, a public relations firm representing the building told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in a statement.
“It is important to note that the individuals that were involved in the incident were not residents of our community,” the statement said. “These were acquaintances of a good standing resident, who apparently was not in the apartment at the time the individuals were found. It is our understanding that the group had attended an outside event where they may have consumed a toxic substance before returning to the apartment.”
Building spokesman Mark Winters told the paper it was unclear how the men were able to enter the building and apartment when the resident wasn't there.
On The South Side Three People Dead, Four Hospitalized
Anyone who attended or knows of a party or event in which guests were given orange wristbands have been asked to call police at (412) 323-7141.