Kingston Police say they are now considering a violent incident on Sydenham Road in Kingston on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 to be a double homicide and are appealing to the public for any information they may have regarding the victims.
“On Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, just after 7 p.m., the Kingston Police Major Crime Unit began an investigation that started as an apparent homicide of one individual… in the area of Sydenham Road and the 401. One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene, the other victim was rushed to hospital where he died on Monday morning. At this time, the Major Crime Unit is prepared to say that this is a double homicide,” said Constable Joel Fisher from the Kingston Police Major Crime Unit.
According to Constable Fisher, both victims sustained gunshot wounds which eventually led to their death. The first male, who was located already dead at the scene, has been identified as Carl-Alen Delphin, 21 years old of Ottawa. The second male, who died on Monday morning at hospital, has now been identified as Nico Soubliere, 29 years old, also of Ottawa.
“Central to the investigation of the shooting itself is a black Kia Optima, with Quebec license plates,” said Constable Fisher.
“We’re aware of several vehicles and members of the public (who) were in the area of Sydenham Road and the 401. We’re appealing to them for dashcam footage, personal observations that they might have made. Many people think that what they see, might have been a minor detail [or] not involved. We’re asking for people to call us, and email in tips as well, so that we can judge whether or not the information is accurate and reliable and useful to our investigation,” Constable Fisher said.
“We also are aware that the victims attended Kingston earlier in the day, and spent some time in the University District during the Homecoming festivities. Through our investigation, we’re aware that they have interacted with several people while they were there, and that…people in that area may have observed or interacted with the victims themselves. We’re asking those people to come forward with information in this,” Constable Fisher said.
While they initially believed them to be linked, Kingston Police say they are now treating the shootings in the Sydenham Road area as separate incidents from a shooting on Theresa Crescent the previous evening. “At the moment we’re treating them as two separate incidents. There are two separate investigations at this time that, as we see right now, there’s no investigative value to treat them as being linked,” said Constable Fisher.
“We will take any and all information that we can,” said Constable Fisher. “Let us do the vetting as to whether or not it’s useful, please come forward with the information.”
Kingston Police have provided the following photos of the victims in the hopes that someone will recognize them and come forward with information:
Kingston Police ask that members of the public provide tips either by calling the Kingston Police station at 613-549-4660, or via email at [email protected].