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.