The sudden death of a toddler in Victoria early this morning has prompted an investigation from Victoria Police and the Vancouver Island Major Crimes Unit.
Officers responded to calls of a woman screaming near the Mayfair shopping mall at around 4 am.
Upon arrival they found the distraught woman with a young child and a small toddler who had no vital signs.
The toddler was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Both the mother and young child are receiving medical attention.
No information has been released on how the toddler passed away.