Man charged with 1st-degree murder after fatal stabbing in Mississauga Canadian Tire

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Const. Philip Yake, spokesperson for Peel Regional Police, speaks to reporters after a fatal stabbing inside a Canadian Tire store in Mississauga on Monday evening. (CBC - image credit)
Const. Philip Yake, spokesperson for Peel Regional Police, speaks to reporters after a fatal stabbing inside a Canadian Tire store in Mississauga on Monday evening. (CBC - image credit)

A 26-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder after a woman was found stabbed to death inside a Canadian Tire in Mississauga on  Monday evening, Peel police say.

According to a police news release, officers were called to the store in the area of Mavis Road and Britannia Road around 6 p.m. When they got there, police found a woman suffering from stab wounds.

The woman was showing "obvious signs of trauma," Const. Philip Yake previously told reporters. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man was also located, and was suffering from minor injuries, police say. He was arrested, and taken to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

A 26-year-old Mississauga man has been charged with first-degree murder, and was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

The victim's identity is not being released until her next of kin have been notified, police say.

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Canadian Tire spokesperson Carolyn Skinner said in a statement that the store will remain closed until the police investigation is complete.

"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," she said. "Counselling services have been made available to support our store staff through this difficult time."

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the incident or surveillance video that may have captured any time before or after the incident to reach out to police or Crime Stoppers.