Appeal renewed in Bobb homicide

By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 11:48 a.m. February 28, 2017
Updated: 11:54 a.m. February 28, 2017

Nearly nine months after the death of a Toronto mother and her unborn child, Homicide investigators are seeking the public’s help bringing the perpetrator (s) to justice.

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D/Sgt Mike Carbone at the press conference

On May 15, 2016, Candice Rochelle Bobb, 33, who was five months’ pregnant, was pronounced dead shortly after suffering gunshot wounds while travelling in a vehicle in the city’s west end.

An emergency caesarian section was performed.

Bobb and two individuals travelled in a vehicle to the Jamestown Cres. & John Garland Blvd. area, where they picked up another person.

The quartet then attended a basketball game in the city’s east end, where one of the individuals was a participant.

At the end of the game, they drove back to the Jamestown Cres. & John Garland Blvd. area to drop off one of the occupants. While the vehicle was stopped, shots were fired at the vehicle.

Bobb was seated in the back seat.

None of the occupants exited the vehicle and the driver sped away to a hospital where attempts by medical staff to revive the victim were unsuccessful.

The baby was pronounced deceased on June 5.

At a news conference at police headquarters on February 28, Detective Sergeant Mike Carbone said the offender (s) in the fatal shooting will also be charged with the baby’s death.

“We are speaking to as many witnesses as possible,” he said.

“Hopefully, with this appeal today, we can generate some more information with respect to anyone who saw the shooting. We are certainly appealing to the community to see if they were out and about that evening and hopefully we can get some information from them as to what they saw.”

Carbone said Bobb was not the target of the shooting.

“I can say that for sure,” he added.

“I can’t say specifically if it was any of the individuals in the car.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at  222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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