Porter Creek was the scene of an attempted robbery early yesterday morning.
Whitehorse RCMP responded to a 911 call after a 20-year-old male was shot in the back with a pellet gun.
The unknown male suspect, who has not been identified or located, confronted the victim and demanded his possessions.
The victim turned and ran away. As he was attempting to flee, he was struck once in the upper back.
He was treated on scene and taken to Whitehorse General Hospital for further treatment.
“While incidents of this nature are relatively rare in our community, the use of any kind of weapon in the course of an attempted robbery is very serious and the public are urged to report any dangerous behaviour,” the RCMP’s news release stated.