NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — An investigation was opened early Tuesday morning after three men were found unresponsive in downtown Nashville.
Police told News 2 they were found off Union Street near Legislative Plaza at 4:40 a.m. and rushed to the hospital. Two of the men — later identified as Joshua Wolfe, 34, of Elkhorn, Nebraska, and Karl Smith, 25, of Lac la Biche, Alberta, Canada — were pronounced dead at the hospital.
Metro police say the third man — identified as a 26-year-old friend of Wolfe, also from Elkhorn, Nebraska — was resuscitated at a hospital with the use of Narcan.
The three men are suspected to have overdosed, and police believe fentanyl may have been involved.
The two men from Nebraska had arrived in Nashville on Friday and were set to leave Tuesday. The man from Canada was also visiting and was scheduled to leave Tuesday.
There is no indication the two parties knew each other prior to meeting in the entertainment district late Monday or early Tuesday.
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Detectives are now reviewing surveillance footage to determine where the men got the drugs. The surviving man has met with detectives, but said he does not remember what took place.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to reach out to Crime Stoppers at (615) 74-CRIME.