2 found dead, 1 critical in alley in suspected Lakeview overdose incident: CPD, CFD

2 men dead, woman in critical condition

ByEvelyn Holmes via WLS logo
Thursday, August 18, 2022
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Two men were found dead and a woman needed to be rushed to the hospital Thursday morning.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two people were found dead and a third was rushed to the hospital in a suspected drug overdose incident in Lakeview Thursday morning, according to emergency officials.

Two unidentified men, about 25 to 30 years old, were found unresponsive in an alley in the 800-block of West Belmont Avenue just before 6:45 a.m. They were pronounced dead on the scene, Chicago police said.

A woman in her 20s was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital in critical condition, Chicago fire officials said.

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Witnesses said paramedics performed CPR on the woman, and may have revived her with Narcan, which is a medication used to reverse an opioid overdose in an emergency situation.

CPD detectives are conducting a death investigation, pending autopsy results.

Officers remained on the scene until about 11 a.m.