DETROIT – Emergency medical personnel were called to a home on Detroit’s east side at about 3:45 p.m. Sunday after two children found four adults unresponsive.
Authorities spent hours inside the home wearing HAZMAT-styled protective gear. They believe four people inside had overdosed.
Several police officers stood by with cases of NARCAN in the event officers became ill.
Neighbors said two girls, ages 7 and 11, screamed as they ran out of a home in the 12000 block of Caldwell Street, near Mound Road.
“That’s what made me come out, I heard children screaming," a neighbor said. “A scream that was unbelievable coming from kids.”
According to authorities, one man was revived using NARCAN, but a 30-year-old woman and two men in their late 20s died at the scene.
“The kids just screamed, horrified,” the neighbor said. “Screaming loud. They were screaming over the sirens.”
Neighbors said the children found the four adults laying face down Sunday morning and thought they were sleeping. The realized what happened when they tried to wake them hours later.
Police said the two children were taken to a hospital as a precaution and that Child Protective Services is involved in the investigation.
The investigation is ongoing.