Toronto Police are offering a $50,000 reward for any information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the murder of 32 year old Jelena Loncar of Toronto.
She was killed 2 years ago today outside of C Lounge on Wellington Street near Spadina Avenue.
Police say Loncar had just finished work and headed to the club to meet some friends. A group of men approached another group of men in front of the club and stole their gold chains before they opened fire.
Loncar was an innocent bystander and would die from her injuries in hospital.
There was a second victim who is a 25-year-old man that was also shot, but he has recovered from his injuries.
Police now say an exchange of gunfire that took place 20 minutes earlier in a parking lot near Royal York and The Queensway involved the same 3 suspect vehicles.
The cars were seen fleeing the area and went directly to Wellington and were involved in the murder of Jelena Loncar.
Police say the robbery of the gold chains wasn’t the motive for the shooting. They believe the man that was shot was the intended victim.
Suspect vehicle #1 is described as a Chrysler 300, 2011-2012 base model, white, no sunroof, standard rims, no front plate or front-plate holder, small black roof antenna knob
Suspect vehicle #2 is described as a dark four-door vehicle, no sunroof, standard rims, small spoiler lip on the trunk, has both front and rear plates
Suspect vehicle #3 is described as a dark four-door vehicle, tinted side, front and rear windows, no sunroof, standard rims and both front and rear plates
A person of interest is descibed as a black man, 18-25, 5’10” – 6′, thin build, gold grills on his teeth, short black hair, possibly in cornrows. He was an occupant in one of the vehicles.
Police have also released a composite sketch of the suspect and they’re asking for help from the public to identify the suspect.
Jelena Loncar’s sister Lana also made an appeal to the public for someone to come forward. She thanked Toronto police for their hard work in solving the case and broke down in tears as she said “the reality of the situation is her life was taken from her by someone who had a choice. He chose to shoot his gun into a crowd of people and take the risk of injuring an innocent person. There is no happy ending to this story and nothing will ever take away the pain my family lives with every single day.” She continued saying ” there should at least be justice and accountability.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.222tips.com.
With files from Neil Kumar.