Ottawa police rushed to Preston Street near Somerset this Thursday morning after a fetus was found outside a barber shop in Little Italy. CTV Ottawa reported that sirens were heard at 4 a.m. by residents of the neighbourhood. Police are calling the fetus found in Ottawa a "suspicious" incident, but have not provided any more details.\nThis article contains graphic content that might not be suitable for some readers. This article includes information that some readers may find upsetting.\nIt is asked that any witnesses who may have been in the area at the time come forward.\nOfficers were called to a Preston St. address this morning after a human fetus was found by a passerby. There are concerns for the mother's health and well being. We are urging her to come forward and seek medical attention. Anyone with information, call 613-236-1222 ext. 5944— Ottawa Police (@OttawaPolice) July 25, 2019\n#BREAKING @OttawaPolice are investigating after a fetus was found in Little Italy. Sources say the fetus was discovered outside a barber shop here on Preston St. People living in the area tell me they heard sirens around 4 am. More to come #ottawa #ottnews @ctvottawa pic.twitter.com/vT1PXILLVS— Christina Succi (@CTVChristina) July 25, 2019\nAccording to CTV reporter Christina Succi, investigators are continuing to examine the area beside a bench where the fetus was found. Succi reports that nearby residents are in "disbelief."\nInvestigators continue to examine area beside bench. Very disturbing news in this morning as a fetus was found here outside a barber shop on Preston St. @OttawaPolice are investigating. People living in the area are in disbelief #ottawa #ottnews @ctvottawa pic.twitter.com/Ssdfgl0tUK— Christina Succi (@CTVChristina) July 25, 2019\nEarlier this year, a similar incident was reported in Quebec, when a newborn baby was found abandoned in a shoebox in Laval, Quebec. Thankfully, the baby survived.\nIt is still unclear how the fetus was found this morning, or by whom. More to come on this story.