Whitehorse RCMP investigate weekend shooting

The RCMP are investigating after two men were shot in downtown Whitehorse early Saturday morning.

The RCMP are investigating after two men were shot in downtown Whitehorse early Saturday morning.

Police are not saying much at this stage of the investigation. Officers “believe this is a targeted event” and neither of the men are from the Yukon, according to a news release.

At approximately 2 a.m. on Saturday, Whitehorse RCMP responded to reports of gun shots in the downtown area.

Officers found a man in his mid-twenties shot on Sixth Avenue, north of Main Street. Police haven’t released any information about how many times he was shot or where he was hit.

During the course of their investigation, police found a 19-year-old man who had also been shot.

Both men were taken by ambulance to the hospital. They are expected to survive.

“RCMP are taking this incident very seriously and several specialized units, including the Major Crime Unit, General Investigation Section, and Forensic Identification Services, have been deployed to advance the investigation,” said Sgt. Calista MacLeod in the news release.

“At this time, we believe this is a targeted event, however we are still greatly concerned and encourage anyone with any information, to please come forward.”

Anyone with any information or who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Whitehorse RCMP at (867)-667-5555.

Contact Ashley Joannou at

ashleyj@yukon-news.com

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