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4 Dead After At Least 14 People Overdose In A Day; Cops Looking For Dealer Selling Heroin That Could Be To Blame

An officer used NARCAN on two people to try to save them amid a surge of overdoses Tuesday.

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CHICAGO — Four people are dead after a rash of overdoses on the West Side since Tuesday, and police said they could be tied to someone in a silver car car selling heroin in the area.

At least 14 people overdosed since Tuesday. The survivors were being treated at hospitals around the area.

One Chicago Police officer personally saved two of the victims, administering the opiate-reversing drug NARCAN to them before they were rushed to the hospital, police said.

Investigators are now searching for what’s only being described as a silver car with someone inside seen dealing heroin near Chicago and Homan in the Humboldt Park neighborhood Tuesday.

Around the same time, the overdoses starting happening, with ambulances taking people to hospitals across the city, including Norwegian-American Hospital, St. Mary Medical Center, West Suburban Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital.

One person died and was found 9:42 a.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of North Homan Avenue, police said. Another three people had died by noon Wednesday, an officer said Wednesday.

Most of the overdoses were reported in the 11th District, which covers the West Side, police said. At least one person also overdosed on the Northwest Side in the 5300 block of North East River Road.

The intersection of Chicago and Homan avenues, where someone was handing out drugs Tuesday that could be linked to at least four deaths.