Three men died of apparent drug overdoses Thursday morning in Ridgewood, police said.
The victims were discovered unconscious and unresponsive at about 6:50 a.m. inside an apartment building at or near the corner of Seneca and Putnam avenues, according to an email from Det. Michael Berish of Community Affairs in the 104th Precinct.
Police had been called by the brother of one of the victims, who met the officers when they arrived, according to the email, which was sent to Jon Kablack, president of the 104th Precinct Community Council.
All three men were pronounced dead at the scene, the email said, adding that “this incident is under preliminary investigation and details are subject to change.”
The victims were not immediately identified.
In response to follow-up questions, the NYPD press office said one victim was 38, one was 39 and one was unidentified; their cause of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner's Office; and the location was the basement of 1724 Putnam Ave.
Berish could not immediately be reached for more information.
Drug overdose deaths remain on the rise in the city.