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UPDATE: Medical Situation on South Side

Date: September 22, 2019
Incident Type: Medical Situation
Location: South Side

Pittsburgh Police are responding to a medical situation in the South Side.

Police can confirm multiple hospitalizations and deaths.

All of the victims are wearing orange paper bands on their wrists.

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.

More details will be released when available.

UPDATE (8:43 a.m.) — Director Wendell Hissrich confirms three dead and four in hospital with conditions ranging from serious to critical.

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

Police have identified two venues that were using orange wrist bands last night.

Investigation continues.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri