San Francisco, California – Three people were found dead on the streets of San Francisco’s Mission District early Saturday morning, authorities said. They were believed to have died as a result of a possible drug overdose.
At around 7:52 a.m., San Francisco police officers went to the 3400 block of 19th Street to check on the well-being of three people, according to the department.
Upon arrival, the officers noticed that all three of them were unresponsive. First responders tried to resuscitate the three people, but their efforts were unsuccessful. All of them were pronounced dead at the scene.
The actual cause of death has yet to be determined by the Medical Examiner’s office, but authorities believe they were victims of drug overdose.
“3 people just died from OD (according to SFFD, cocaine laced with fentanyl) on 19th St in the Mission. The tragedy of this crisis knows no bounds. San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen’s tweet read, “We must do everything in our power to save people from this deadly epidemic,” San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen’s tweet read.
The names of the victims will not be made public until their next of kin are notified.
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