Mississauga man charged with first-degree murder in stabbing at Canadian Tire
Published September 20, 2022 at 3:04 pm
A Mississauga man has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a woman inside a busy Canadian Tire last night (Sept. 19) in the city’s north end.
Peel Regional Police laid the charge this afternoon (Sept. 20).
Charanjeet Singh, 26, of Mississauga, is facing a first-degree murder charge in connection with the violent attack that unfolded at about 6 p.m. at the Mavis/Britannia Rds. Canadian Tire.
A court date has not yet been set.
Beyond the laying of the murder charge, investigators are saying very little about the case.
They are not yet releasing the woman’s name, pending notification of her family, nor are they saying what, if any, relationship existed between her and the man now charged.
The woman was shopping at the Canadian Tire around the dinner hour when she was attacked. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
A man who was found by police at the scene was suffering from undisclosed injuries. He remains in hospital and in police custody.
Police responded to multiple 911 calls “for a stabbing in progress” received at about 6 p.m. alerting authorities to the violent incident at the popular hardware and home furnishings store.
First responders found the woman, who was without vital signs, “suffering from apparent stab wounds.”
At a press conference last night, police confirmed early details of the incident, noting the woman was found suffering from “obvious signs of trauma” and succumbed to her injuries in the store.
Const. Phillip Yake told the media that the man had suffered a minor injury.
Yake added that he could not comment on any relationship between the man and woman as the “investigation is still in its infancy.”
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