Mitchell was taken to Phoenixville Hospital, where he died.
Multiple witnesses identified Carpenter as the shooter, police said.
Benitez said 50 overdoses were reported throughout the city Nov. He said fentanyl-laced heroin is believed to have caused those overdoses and may have led to the latest ones as well. 18, the day after the overdose spike, Prevention Point handed out 75 kits containing the opioid antidote Naloxone, up from the usual four or five kits the agency gives out in a day, Benitez said.
According to an alert from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, the Nov.
Lamb could not immediately provide statistics on the deadliest overdose weekends in recent Philadelphia history.Stephanie Farr covers Philly Culture for the Philadelpha Inquirer, Daily News and She writes about the people, places, things, and ideas that make Philly and its suburbs weird, wild, and wonderfully unique. A former math teacher and engineering major, he was hired in 1998, and previously covered environmental issues and New Jersey state government. Victor Colon didn't show up for Thanksgiving dinner with his family in Kensington, so his sister traveled from central Pennsylvania last weekend to drive the gritty streets of the Philly neighborhood hoping to see her big brother.That would be more than triple the city's homicide rate.Until the Medical Examiner's Office officially rules on causes of death for the nine people who died this weekend, the cases are being handled as sudden-death investigations, although Stanford said they all appear to be "related to narcotics use." He said the department would not release the names of the victims, but police said they ranged in age from 24 to 42 and included both men and women.He recently had lost his job in retail, his sister said.