A man has been charged with first-degree murder after a woman was stabbed inside a Mississauga, Ont., Canadian Tire store Monday evening, police say.
Peel Regional Police said officers were called to the store, located in the area of Mavis and Britannia roads, at around 6 p.m. for reports of a stabbing.
A woman suffering from stab wounds was found without vital signs. She died at the scene.
Police said the male suspect was found on scene suffering from minor injuries. He was taken into custody and transported to a local trauma centre to be treated, police said.
Mississauga resident Charanjeet Singh, 26, was charged with first-degree murder, officers said. He appeared in court Tuesday afternoon.
The victim’s identity hasn’t been released pending notification of her next of kin.
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Peel police’s homicide bureau is investigating.
A statement from the Canadian Tire Corporation said the company is “deeply saddened by the tragic incident” that took place at the Heartland location.
“The safety of our employees and customers is of utmost importance to us and we are working closely with the Peel Regional Police as they investigate the incident,” the statement continued.
“Counselling services have been made available to support our store staff through this difficult time. The store is currently closed and will remain so until the onsite police investigation has been completed.”
Anyone with information on the incident is being asked to contact police at 905-453-2121 ext. 3205 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.