Major crimes unit investigating after man found dead in Victoria
VicPD says there will be traffic disruptions for the rest of the day. Mar. 10, 2018 (CTV Vancouver Island)
CTV Vancouver Island
Published Saturday, March 10, 2018 12:09PM PST
Last Updated Saturday, March 10, 2018 4:36PM PST
The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit and the B.C. Coroner’s Service are investigating after a man was found dead in Victoria on Saturday.
A spokesperson with the major crimes unit says Victoria Police responded to a disturbance call in the 1400-block of Hillside Avenue.
The coroner tells CTV News they are in the early stages of an investigation into a man’s death.
Victoria police swarmed a neighbourhood near a busy shopping centre on Saturday morning for what they called a “serious incident.”
Hillside Avenue was shut down from Belmont Avenue to Gosworth Road for several hours as police and forensic officers in white suits combed the area.
A person claiming to be a witness told CFAX 1070 they saw officers giving CPR to a victim lying on the ground at 5:20 a.m.
Anyone who may have been in the area between 4:30 and 5:30 a.m. is asked to call the VIIMCU information line at 250-380-6211 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
We currently are in the 1400-block of Hillside Ave for a serious incident. There will be traffic disruptions for the rest of the day #yyj— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) March 10, 2018