For the second time in the past four days, multiple people have fallen ill on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, possibly due to use of a synthetic drug.
Fourteen people were hospitalized Monday after becoming sick from an unspecified substance on Skid Row on Monday, days after a similar incident.
Firefighters LAFD say the symptoms are the same as Friday and police said they are desperate to find the origin before people die.
About 50 were affected during a similar incident on Friday. Police said last week they suspect the affected people may have used a bad batch of the drug Spice.
Paramedics assessed some 18 people after the incident which was reported about 10:30 a.m. Monday at 429 E. Fifth St., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Los Angeles Police Department narcotics officers were investigating the source.