Warrants issued for Whitehorse shooting suspects

Whitehorse RCMP have issued Canada-wide warrants for two men after shootings last week in downtown Whitehorse.

Whitehorse RCMP have issued Canada-wide warrants for two men after shootings last week in downtown Whitehorse.

The police are looking for Daniel Joel Mason and Sean Kenneth Broadley and warning the public they could be armed.

Mason, 31, of Yukon and Broadley, 40, of no fixed address, are both facing a string of charges including two counts each of attempted murder, as well as charges of kidnapping, possession of a firearm while prohibited, careless use of a firearm and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The charges come after two people were shot on Nov. 14.

Officers responded to a report of shots being fired near Sixth Avenue and Main Street. When they got there police found one man shot. A second man was also found shot a short time later.

At the time police said the shootings were believed to be a “targeted event.” Both men were taken to the hospital and were expected to survive.

Investigators are not saying much about what happened. According to a news release, members of the RCMP’s Emergency Response Team searched a local motel on Nov. 18 and seized some items.

“The investigation is complex and is continuing and to ensure the integrity of the investigation and any future court proceedings many of the details cannot be disclosed at this time. Investigators are considering and following a number of leads,” according to Friday’s press release.

“They are also examining the possibility that the events of November 14th could be linked to other offences but, at this point, no linkage to other recent violent crimes that have been reported in the territory are known.”

This is not the first time Broadley has been charged in connection with a shooting.

Earlier this year a Saskatchewan judge found him not guilty of aggravated assault, discharging a firearm with intent to wound and possessing a firearm for a dangerous purpose in connection with the Sept. 8, 2014 shooting that injured a man in Saskatoon.

The victim, who identified Broadley in a police interview as the man who shot him, changed his story when he got to court.

Instead, he testified at first that he had no memory of getting shot, then that he had no idea who shot him, according to reports in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix.

When he picked Broadley from a photo lineup, the victim described him as “muscle for bikers” collecting debts, according to reports of the trial.

Contact Ashley Joannou at

ashleyj@yukon-news.com

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