Toronto police are looking for four “persons of interest” in connection with the slaying of a 49-year-old Woodbridge man.
Edwin Farley Alvarado Quintero died Oct. 10 at a hospital after being shot the night before at the Li Liga Sports Complex in North York. He is Toronto’s 56th homicide of the year.
Two other people were shot Oct. 9 inside an indoor soccer and basketball facility near Finch Avenue West and Alnus Street, just west of Dufferin Street. One of the victim’s injuries was life-threatening and the other was serious.
So far, Toronto police have been given little information about what happened that night.
No information has been released about the suspects or what may have led to the shooting. Police said they found multiple shell casings at the scene, but investigators would not say if the shooting was targeted.
In a statement posted online, Futsal Canada offered some insight into what might happen. The organization said the killer, who goes by the surname Alvarado, was “doing his job and passion as a referee when a fight broke out between some players”. According to Futsal Canada, “the dispute escalated to the point where a gunman opened fire into the arena, hitting three people.”
The soccer and Latino communities teamed up with the Toronto Police to organize a charity futsal tournament in Alvarado’s honor. The fundraiser takes place this Sunday in North York.
Money is being raised online to pay for Alvarao’s funeral and support his wife Alejandra and two teenage daughters.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.222tips.com.