Minneapolis toddler dies after apparent drug overdose

Minneapolis police investigating the "suspicious death" of a 2-year-old on the 100 block of Glenwood Avenue North.  (FOX 9)

A toddler has died from an apparent accidental overdose in Minneapolis, police announced on Tuesday.

Minneapolis police responded around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to the Higher Ground complex off Glenwood Avenue in the city's North Loop for the incident. At the scene, officers found the child, a 2-year-old girl, not breathing and unresponsive.

Officers worked to revive the child, including giving her Narcan, the opioid antidote.

"There was evidence of narcotics activity near the child," said Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O'Hara. "So, an off-duty officer actually provided Narcan to the child as well."

Sadly, police say the girl was pronounced dead after being rushed to the hospital.

Right now, officially, police are investigating the incident as a suspicious death but say drugs are suspected to have caused the child's death. Police are speaking with one of the girl's parents and another adult who was living in the same space. There was also another 7-year-old child in the residence, who was not harmed.

"I am horrified and saddened by this tragedy," O’Hara said in a statement. "Our investigators are fully committed to finding the facts and figuring out how this little girl died." 

Higher Ground is run by Catholic Charities. It is listed as low-income housing and a homeless shelter on the nonprofit's website.