Police say a pregnant woman is dead and her baby is receiving treatment at a Toronto hospital after a shooting in Rexdale late Sunday night.
It happened in the area of John Garland Boulevard and Jamestown Crescent at around 11 p.m.
Police say the woman, who is believed to be 35 years old, and three other people were inside the vehicle when shots rang out.
Several bullets were fired into the car and the pregnant woman, who was sitting in the back, was shot in the chest.
The other occupants of the vehicle were not injured in the shooting and drove the woman to Etobicoke General Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
The child, who police say is about 20 weeks old, was delivered via emergency C-section and transferred to a trauma centre.
The newborn’s condition is not known at this time.
Police say it is too early to tell if the pregnant woman was targeted in the shooting.
Investigators have not yet released any suspect description.
Officers are reviewing video in the area and looking into the possibility that the suspect or suspects fired the shots from a vehicle.
Homicide detectives are on scene and anyone with information about the case is asked to contact investigators.
Det.-Sgt. Mike Carbone will be providing an update on the investigation at 10:30 a.m.