Man charged after suspected gunshots

Whitehorse RCMP charged a man after a what they believe was a shoot-out.

Whitehorse RCMP charged a man after a what they believe was a shoot-out.

In the early hours of Thursday morning the force received a report of men heard fighting, followed by what was believed to be gunshots near McIntyre Drive.

Whitehorse RCMP located a firearm and other unspecified evidence.

A 33-year man from Whitehorse was charged with possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes, unauthorized possession of a prohibited device and possession of a prohibited device contrary to a court order.

“Just before 1:00 a.m. this morning, Whitehorse RCMP responded promptly, with multiple resources, to a report of possible shots fired in the area,” said Insp. Archie Thompson, Whitehorse RCMP Detachment Commander. “The safety of all Whitehorse residents is a priority for the RCMP.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Whitehorse RCMP at 667-5555.

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