Police tight-lipped about stabbing death of woman at busy Mississauga Canadian Tire

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Published September 20, 2022 at 1:42 pm

Peel Regional Police responded to a stabbing at the Mavis/Britannia Rds. Canadian Tire (Photo: Google Maps)

Police are saying very little about the stabbing death of a woman last night (Sept. 19) who was attacked and killed while shopping inside a busy Mississauga Canadian Tire store.

The woman, whose name has not yet been released by Peel Regional Police, was shopping at the Mavis/Britannia Rds. 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.

Investigators haven’t said what, if any, relationship existed between the woman and man.

A Peel Regional Police spokesperson told insauga.com in an email today (Sept. 20) that “once the investigators deem it appropriate,” further information, including potential charges, will be made public.

In the meantime, the spokesperson added, police are always interested in receiving any information from the public that could help in their investigation.

Police responded to multiple 911 calls received at about 6 p.m. alerting authorities to the violent incident at the popular hardware and home furnishings store.

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.”

Anyone with information regarding the attack is urged to call police at 905-453-2121, ext. 3205, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477

–with files from Liam McConnell

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