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Son charged with second-degree murder after woman, 88, dies of 'blunt force injuries' in Mississauga

A 52-year-old man is charged with second-degree murder after his mother, 88, died of "blunt force trauma" in Mississauga Tuesday evening, Peel police say.

Police were called to a residence on Shelby Crescent around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday for reports of an assault

Peel police vehicles are parked on a Mississauga street after a woman, 88, was assaulted with a weapon and died later in hospital. A man, 52, has surrendered to police. (Spencer Gallichan-Lowe/CBC)

A 52-year-old man is charged with second-degree murder after his mother, 88, died of "blunt force trauma" in Mississauga Tuesday evening, Peel police say.

Police were called to a home on Shelby Crescent, near Eastgate Parkway and Tomken Road, around 6:15 p.m. for reports of an assault.

When police arrived, they found a woman in life-threatening condition. She was rushed to a trauma centre, where she died of her injuries.

The accused later turned himself in at a local police station.

"There are no outstanding suspects. We do believe this to be an isolated and targeted incident," Const. Akhil Mooken told reporters near the scene on Tuesday.

Peel police's homicide and missing persons bureau has taken over the investigation.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

The suspect is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.