Police offer reward in fatal shooting of pregnant woman
TORONTO – A year after shots fired at a car killed a 33-yearold pregnant woman, Toronto police are offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the conviction of those responsible.
Candice Rochelle Bobb, of Mississauga, Ont., was in a vehicle with three other people returning from a basketball game when the gunfire erupted in a northwest Toronto neighbourhood on May 15, 2016.
Bobb, who was sitting in the back seat, died in hospital and her infant son was delivered by emergency C-section at 24 weeks, but died roughly a month later.
Police have said anyone who is charged in Bobb’s shooting will also be charged in the death of the baby.
Det.-Sgt. Mike Carbone told a news conference on Wednesday investigators do not believe Bobb was targeted, but that “something in the movement” of the car before the shooting could have caused the vehicle to be targeted.
“We know someone in the neighbourhood knows something,” Bobb’s mother, Jackie Weir, said. “We’re asking each and every one to just search your heart. She could be your sister. She could be your daughter. Your friend.”