Sunday, June 5, 2016
Murder Victim Candice Rochelle Bobb, 35, premature baby dies
Toronto Police revealed the tragic news late Sunday at the request of murder victim Candice Rochelle Bobb’s family.
The Malton woman, 35, was about six months pregnant when she was fatally shot as she sat in a car with friends near Jamestown Cres. and John Garland Blvd. around 11 p.m. on May 15.
The group had attended a basketball game together and stopped by Jamestown afterward to drop one of the friends off, detectives have said.
The four friends, none of whom were known to police, were still inside the car when it was riddled with bullets.
Bobb, a mother of two older kids who was awaiting the arrival of her third child, was the only one hit in the shooting.
The child was removed from his mom’s stomach during an emergency c-section at Sunnybrook Hospital, but Bobb died before seeing her son.
Chief Mark Saunders recently provided an update saying the baby remained in stable condition and was growing stronger every day.
It was the one happy note in an otherwise horrific story.
But sadly, Bobb’s family says the boy’s brief life ended at 7:10 p.m. Sunday.
It was not immediately known if the infant’s death would be deemed a homicide.
“We will be speaking to the Crown’s office,” spokesman Mark Pugash said Sunday.
No arrests have been made in the drive-by shooting.
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