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At least three people wearing orange paper wristbands are dead and four are hospitalized after ‘drug overdose’ at a Pittsburgh party resulted in one of the bodies being found in an elevator

  • Three people have died and four others have been hospitalized, authorities said 
  • They all attended the same party or event and were wearing orange wrist bands  
  • All of the victims were male and one many was 33 years old, officials confirmed 
  • Pittsburgh police said the incident was an ‘isolated drug overdose event’ 
  • Police said three are in stable condition and the fourth is in critical condition
  • Five victims were found in a Southside Works City Apartments, officials said 
  • The sixth victim was found in an elevator outside the apartment complex 
  • Authorities also said the seventh victim was found at an intersection nearby  
  • Pittsburgh police said an investigation into the early morning incident is ongoing

At least three people wearing orange paper wristbands have died and four others have been hospitalized due to a ‘drug overdose’ in a Pennsylvania neighborhood.

Director of Public Safety, Wendell Hissrich, confirmed the deaths and hospitalizations of the seven male victims after authorities responded to the incident just before 7.30am Sunday morning.

Authorities said the incident was an ‘isolated drug overdose event’ that happened after the men left a party.

The four hospitalized victims were taken to Pittsburgh Mercy Hospital where their conditions initially ranged from serious to critical. By 11.30am one victim remained in critical condition and the other three were said to be stable.

Photos from KDKA reporter Chris Hoffman showed police cars parked outside the Southside Works City Club Apartments, but it’s unclear where exactly the incident occurred.

‘We have no indication there was a party there,’ Hissrich said, referring to the apartment complex.

According to a police statement, five victims were found in one of the Southside Works City Apartments.


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