Man shot in attempted murder

A Whitehorse man was shot in the buttocks Friday evening inside a Porter Creek dwelling. RCMP responded to several complaints after shots were fired…

A Whitehorse man was shot in the buttocks Friday evening inside a Porter Creek dwelling.

RCMP responded to several complaints after shots were fired at about 11 p.m.

“Police officers discovered that a male suspect had shot at two occupants of the residence and departed in his vehicle,” the RCMP said in a release.

“One individual was taken to Whitehorse General Hospital. The victim, whose injuries are believed to be non-life threatening, was later medevaced to Edmonton. “The second individual was not injured.”

Police found the suspect and a short chase ensued.

Officers forced the fleeing vehicle onto a median and arrested a 44-year-old male driver. He’s charged with two counts of attempted murder.

“The two individuals in the residence and the suspect are known to each other,” said the release.

The accused is a Whitehorse man who remains in custody. His next court appearance is Wednesday.

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