Young child dies after falling from a Hamilton apartment balcony

A young child has died after falling from an apartment balcony in downtown Hamilton Wednesday evening.

Hamilton police confirmed via twitter that the child fell at an apartment building at Young and John street at approximately 5:00 pm.

No further information was released about the victim, but reports indicate the child fell from a 6th story apartment.

Police added they are in the preliminary stages of investigating. 

A neighbour in the apartment building told CP24 what he heard and saw.

"We heard a bunch of screaming going on. We kind of looked over our balcony and saw that there was a child that was lying down on the ground there."

Hamilton police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident  to call 905-546-4861.