Toronto Homicide 56 – Police investigate the fatal shooting of Edwin Farley Alvarado Quintero at an indoor soccer field 

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Toronto police responded to a shooting at an indoor soccer field in the area of Dufferin Street and Finch Avenue West on October 9th at approximately 7:20pm.

Police arrived to find Edwin Farley Alvarado Quintero, 49, of Woodbridge, suffering from a gunshot wound. the victim was transported to hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased. Investigators said two other men were also injured and rushed to the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries.

According to reports, Edwin was a long-time referee who was attempting to de-escalate an altercation between opposing players when he was killed. The shooter was a spectator who attempted to shoot one of the players. He was not the intended target.

A gofundme campaign has been created to help the family with funeral expenses

Edwin Farley Alvarado Quintero
Photo: Toronto police

Update October 19th
Homicide Investigators are seeking assistance from the public in identifying four men who are persons of interest in the case.

Anyone with information on any of these men, who are persons of interest, are asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at