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Kankakee city officials said seven drug overdoses, including two fatalities, occurred during a 24-hour period from Thursday night through Friday night.

First responders from the Kankakee Fire and Police Departments were called to the first overdose around 6:20 p.m. Thursday night.

Less than eight hours later, police and firefighters responded to the 600 block of West Station Street regarding three people who allegedly overdosed. A 37-year-old man could not be revived and died at the scene.

Two female victims were taken to area hospitals, authorities said.

Then, around 3:30 a.m., authorities responded to a call from two overdose victims in the 600 block of North Hammes Avenue. Both subjects were resuscitated at the scene and transported to area hospitals, authorities said.

In the latest incident, around 10 a.m., emergency responders were called to a house in the 1700 block of Cedar Street for a 20-year-old woman who was not breathing. Paramedics were unable to revive the victim and she was pronounced dead, authorities said.

According to city officials, the six victims who overdosed on Friday were believed to have been together in the hours before the incidents.

A joint investigation is being conducted by the Kankakee Police Department and the Kankakee County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 815-933-0426.

7 drug overdoses reported in 24 hours, Kankakee officials say – NBC Chicago

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