Woman slain in Toronto nightclub shooting an innocent bystander, family believes

Jelena Loncar died early Tuesday morning after she was shot outside a nightclub in the...

Jelena Loncar died early Tuesday morning after she was shot outside a nightclub in the Entertainment District. She was 31.​ (Submitted photo)

Erica Bajer, The Standard

, Last Updated: 1:35 AM ET

TORONTO - A 32-year-old former Niagara Falls woman shot outside a Toronto nightclub early Tuesday morning had dropped by to wish a friend happy birthday.

Jelena Loncar, who lived about two blocks from C Lounge on Wellington St. near Portland St. in Toronto, died at hospital after shots rang out near the downtown bar.

A 25-year-old man, who was shot five times, was taken to hospital in critical condition after stumbling into a nearby gas station. The Chronicle Herald in Halifax identified him as Tremaine Nigel Fraser. Toronto Police would not confirm or deny the report Tuesday night.

Loncar's cousin Mike Krkljus said her family doesn't believe she knew the man. They believe she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. An innocent bystander.

Krkljus said Loncar stopped by the nightclub when she got off work at Hunter's Landing to say happy birthday to her friend.

She never missed an opportunity to celebrate life's milestones.

"She always wanted to celebrate every positive moment in life," he said.

Krkljus said Loncar was very close to her family and visited her parents in Niagara Falls regularly.

She was always full of joy.

"She would come into a room and make everyone smile," Krkljus said.


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