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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.
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.
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.