Five people were transported to a local hospital after they overdosed in Granada Hills Saturday morning.
The “multi-patient medical” situation was reported just after 8 a.m., when the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the 16900 block of West Blackhawk Street, the LAFD said in an alert.
When LAFD officials arrived, it was determined to be a “medical emergency,” added Officer Hernandez of the Los Angeles Police Department.
In a press release Saturday afternoon, police confirmed that it was a drug overdose that sent the group to the hospital, though they declined to identify the specific substance.
The five people, three women aged about 26, 30 and 30 and two men about 30 and 40 years old, were all transported to local hospitals, the Fire Department said, though police later said the ages are all between 20 and 40.
All five are in stable condition.
Video shared to the Citizen app showed multiple Fire Department units on scene.
Liliana, who’s lived in the area for five years, said it was “scary” to hear about the possible overdoses. Medical emergencies have typically been heart attacks or treatment for an older person, she said, but “never anything that has to do with young adults.”
“We see [drug overdoses] a lot more often in different areas, but definitely not around here. … It’s very unfortunate, the events that have happened here in the community. We definitely did not expect anything like that,” she said.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 818-832-0609.
During non-business hours or on weekends, call 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).
To report information anonymously, call 800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit lacrimestoppers.org.