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Mississauga man charged with attempted murder, woman and kids in hospital: police

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — A woman and two children were in hospital and a man faces attempted murder charges after police responded to an emergency call in a residential neighbourhood of Mississauga, Ont.

Peel Regional Police say on Monday morning officers found an injured woman outside a home who was transported to a trauma centre, where she remained Tuesday in life-threatening condition.

Police say two children, both under 12, were transported to hospital, one in serious, stable, non-life-threatening condition and the other with no physical injuries.

Peel Police say an officer fired his gun during an interaction with the suspect, who was transported to a trauma centre with serious, non-life-threatening injuries. 

Police say the Intimate Partner Violence Unit has charged a 47-year-old man with three counts each of attempted murder, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and uttering threats.

He was held for a bail hearing and was remanded into custody.

"This incident has had a devastating impact on the survivors of yesterday’s (Monday's) events as well as those who witnessed the incident, community members and first responders," Peel Regional Police said in a release Tuesday.

“Our team has worked collaboratively with our community partners to ensure wraparound supports and services are in place for the female survivor and her children."

The Ontario Special Investigations Unit is reviewing what happened between police and the suspect.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 8, 2022.

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