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Pregnant woman killed in targeted shooting identified, baby born by C-section now stable

A pregnant woman was killed in a targeted shooting in Toronto’s Rexdale neighbourhood Sunday night, and her baby is in stable condition following an emergency caesarean section, police said in releasing the name of the 35-year-old.

Candice Rochelle Bobb was in the back seat of a car near John Garland Boulevard and Jamestown Crescent when someone in a vehicle driving in the opposite direction started shooting, striking the pregnant woman, according to Homicide Det.-Sgt. Mike Carbone, who provided an update Monday morning.

“For some reason, only known to the offender at this point, that vehicle was certainly targeted,” said Carbone about the vehicle that Bobb was sitting in.

The three other people with Bobb were not hurt and drove her to Etobicoke General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead and the baby was delivered. After the delivery, the baby was transported to a trauma centre at Sunnybrook hospital. 

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The 35-year-old woman was shot near John Garland Boulevard and Jamestown Crescent. (Tony Smyth/CBC)

The baby is now in stable condition, according to Carbone, who would not reveal any further details on the child, including gender

Carbone said the mother and her three friends were dropping off one of the friends on John Garland Boulevard after returning to the Rexdale area from a men’s league basketball game in Toronto’s east end when the shooting occurred.

Police do not yet have a description of the suspects or the vehicle the gunfire is thought to have come from, but are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. 

CBC | Toronto News

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