Whoever shot and killed Candice Rochelle Bobb in Etobicoke last May will also be charged with the death of her infant son, according to police.
Bobb, 33, was five months pregnant when she was shot in the Jamestown Crescent and John Garland Boulevard area around 11:30 p.m. on May 15, 2016. She died that same night.
Her premature baby was delivered via emergency C-section shortly before Bobb died, but the baby boy passed away on June 5.
“If the offender or offenders are identified and arrested they would also be charged in the homicide of baby Kyrie,” Det.-Sgt Mike Carbone with Toronto Police Homicide Squad, explained.
“I’m appealing to anyone who has any information with respect to both of these homicides, to report it and contact us at the homicide squad.”
Police said Bobb, who lived in Mississauga, was in a vehicle with three other people at the time of the shooting. They were heading home after watching an organized amateur men’s basketball league game.
The shots rang out as the car stopped to drop off one of the people in the car, police said.
The occupants of the vehicle were not known to police, but investigators said the vehicle was the clear target of the shooting.
Carbone said it’s possible the movement of the vehicle drew the attention of the shooters.
“The U-turn in front of the Jamestown complex could have drawn the attention of the offender as being some type of threat to them,” he explained.
At the time of the shooting, police said the shots fired at the vehicle in which Bobb was travelling came from a second vehicle.
Police have not said how many suspects they were looking for, and so far, no arrests have been made.
The shooting happened on a nice evening, in a well-travelled neighbourhood — leaving police to believe someone out there has information that could be helpful in the case.
“We certainly would like to speak with anyone from the neighbourhood who saw this,” Carbone said. “I want a real, untainted version of what happened there.”