TORONTO – Clayton Wright's parents were planning a trip to Toronto from Jamaica to visit him.
Now they'll be coming to bury him.
Wright, 42, of Mississauga, was enjoying a soccer game Tuesday night on the popular fields at Eglinton Flats in the city's west end.
Before the game was over, Wright left and was walking towards his vehicle in the adjacent parking lot.
Police said he never made it to his vehicle because he was shot dead with a single bullet.
"Right now, we're not sure if any verbal or physical altercation broke out," said Det. Wayne Banks, the lead homicide investigator, adding Wright's parents had plans to visit him soon.
"Paramedics responded, but couldn't revive him and he died on the scene," said Banks, adding many of the soccer players stayed to co-operate with police but eight to 10 fled.
Banks said he wants to speak with those individuals and his team is reviewing surveillance video from the three apartment buildings overlooking the soccer field.
Banks added no gun was recovered, he doesn't currently have any suspects and the shooting doesn't appear to be gang-related.
David Kastelic, 37, said he's been coming to the fields for pick-up soccer games for three years. He said a fight broke out last week during an emotional game, but it ended quickly and wasn't that serious.
"People get a little frustrated," said Kastelic. "It was just some shoving, but no one pulled out a gun."
Wright's blood stained the pavement Wednesday as his family and friends dropped off flowers.
Six people, each carrying a bouquet of white daisies, visited the parking lot and stood holding them solemnly for a few minutes before leaving them on a curb.
None would talk, save for one woman who hastily said her friend Wright was "just about everything that's good" before getting into her car and leaving.