Update: No suspect formally identified after two deaths in incident at Pine and Division

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Update (Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020): According to Kingston Police, no suspect has been formally identified in the case of the stabbing at the corner of Division and Pine Streets in downtown Kingston.

“No arrests have been made,” said Const. Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer for Kingston Police.

Police did say that all those involved in the incident, including the deceased individuals — a 59-year-old male and a 39-year-old female — were acquainted.

“Kingston Police Major Crime detectives are prepared to state that this was an isolated matter, they do not believe the crime to be a random act of violence, nor a stranger-on-stranger incident,” Gutheinz said, noting that Kingston Police are not prepared to speak on the topic of possible motives at this early stage in the investigation.

“There is no reason to believe that there is a public safety concern at this time.”

Gutheinz relayed that Kingston Police are not prepared to release information regarding whether or not drugs played a factor in the incident at this stage in the investigation, either, and said that police will need to wait on toxicology results from the Centre of Forensic Sciences (CFS).

While police were not willing to speak to the number of weapons involved in the incident, they did say that a knife was involved and is “consistent with injuries to the deceased and the other injured party.”

Kingstonist will continue to look into this incident and provide updates as more information becomes available.

Original article:

Kingston Police are continuing to investigate an incident in downtown Kingston on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020 which resulted in two deaths.

Kingston Police say that at around 10:00 p.m., patrol units responded to multiple 911 calls regarding a possible stabbing in the 100 block of Pine Street, near Division Street.

Multiple units attended a rooming house where three individuals were located with injuries.

Two of the individuals, a 59 year old male and 39 year old female, were found with vital signs absent (VSA) and treated by Frontenac Paramedics.

The 59 year old male was subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene.

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The 39 year old female was transported to Kingston General Hospital by Frontenac Paramedics with life threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

A 47 year old male was also transported to Kingston General Hospital and treated for minor injuries and released. Kingston Police is presently holding the crime scene for further examination as the investigation continues.

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Police have not released any further information regarding the circumstances of the incident and have not confirmed any information about whether a suspect is still being sought.

The Kingston Police Major Crime Unit is currently investigating this incident and asking that anyone with information to please contact Detective Fisher at 613-549-4660 ext. 6338 or via email at [email protected]. Alternatively you can contact Detective Sergeant Parslow at 613-549-4660 ext. 6245 or via email at [email protected].

You can also provide tips anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to remain anonymous.

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