Toronto Police yesterday announced a reward of up to $50,000 for evidence leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the deaths of Candice Rochelle Bobb, a pregnant woman who was shot in Etobicoke in May last year, and her baby, Kyrene.
Bobb, 33, of Malton who was born in Canada of Vincentian parents, was one of four people in a vehicle which had stopped on John Garland Boulevard in Etobicoke to drop off one of the passengers.
Police said a person or persons then began shooting at the vehicle.
Bobb who five months pregnant, was reported to have been sitting in the back seat. She was struck in the gunfire and was rushed to hospital where her baby was delivered and taken to a trauma centre.
She was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Her baby died a few weeks after birth.
At a news conference at Toronto Police headquarters yesterday, Detective Sergeant Mike Carbone announced the reward and spoke of the ongoing investigation of the murder of the woman and her baby.
He said police officers were yesterday ” canvassing” the neighbourhood where Bobb was shot.
Jackie Weir, the mother of the woman who was shot, made an appeal at the news conference for persons with information about the shooting to get in touch with the police.
” We know that someone in the neighborhood knows something. We asking, we are pleading with the public to come forward. W e need some answers,” Weir said.
She also appealed to the killer or killers to ” turn yourself in.”