Chicago police say at least three women have died after they were discovered unresponsive inside a senior living facility in the Rogers Park neighborhood.
Authorities say officials from the Chicago Fire Department and Buildings and Family and Support Services were called to the building after receiving reports of high temperatures inside the building.
During a unit-by-unit wellness check, they found three women, ages 67, 75 and 70, unresponsive inside the building, according to a spokesperson for Chicago Mayor Lori’s office. Lightfoot. All three women were pronounced dead.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has yet to rule on the cause of death in the case, but foul play is not suspected.
Firefighters say temperatures inside the building have dropped and they continue to blow cool air inside:
According to the mayor’s office, a cooling bus was also brought to the facility.
“The investigation into the cause of death is still ongoing. We will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of the residents of the buildings and we will ensure that the management of the building takes responsibility for the care of its residents,” a spokesperson said. “City officials oversee building management by switching the building’s air conditioning.”
We’ll have more details on this story as they develop.