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3 dead, 4 hospitalized after event in Pittsburgh’s trendy South Side Flats. All were wearing orange wrist bands

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3 dead, 4 hospitalized after event in Pittsburgh’s trendy South Side Flats. All were wearing orange wrist bands

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Three people are dead and four hospitalized after police were called to an event in Pittsburgh’s trendy South Side Flats area, Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich said Sunday.

Police earlier confirmed “multiple hospitalizations and deaths” after responding to a medical situation just before 7:30 a.m.

“All of the victims are wearing orange paper bands on their wrists,” Hissrich said in a statement. Police asked for information from anyone who attended or knew about a party or event where guests were given orange wristbands.

Few details on the event or the cause of the deaths were immediately available. Five of the victims were found in an apartment, one in elevator outside the apartment and one on a nearby street, police said.

Those hospitalized were conditions ranging from critical to serious, police said.

The South Side Flats area includes a bevy of bars, restaurants and eclectic stores. East Carson Street, where the person on the street was found, runs through the heart of the district.

The investigation was continuing.

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