Whitehorse RCMP Insp. Keith MacKinnon at the scene of a shooting in the Porter Creek neighbourhood Wednesday night. (Jesse Winter/ Yukon News)

B.C. man dead after shooting near Alaska Highway

Police still routing traffic around scene in Porter Creek

A 25-year-old B.C. man has died in the territory’s seventh homicide this year.

The man was shot in the Porter Creek neighbourhood Sept. 20 and died at Whitehorse General Hospital the next day.

Whitehorse RCMP responded to reports of multiple gunshots around 6:40 p.m. at the intersection of Wann Road and the Alaska Highway.

“There were two vehicles involved in this incident. Just before 6:40 p.m. the vehicle driven by the victim of the shooting was in close proximity to another vehicle, believed to be a red pickup truck,” RCMP Insp. Keith MacKinnon said Thursday.

“Reports made to the police indicated that multiple shots were being fired in the area. A red pickup truck was seen fleeing the scene.”

A second person who was in the vehicle with the victim was not injured, MacKinnon said.

Police aren’t yet releasing many details. MacKinnon couldn’t comment on how many shots were fired. Investigators recovered a gun from the scene, he said, but it’s too early to say whether all the shots came from the same gun.

Police are still looking for the red pickup. It is described as a newer-style Dodge Ram crew cab.

Witnesses nearby said they both heard the gunshots and called the police.

“I heard three loud pops,” one witness said. “We thought it was a motorcycle backfiring but then I saw a red truck speeding away. It’s hard to say for sure. It all happened so fast.”

With files from Jesse Winter

 

Whitehorse RCMP investigate the scene of a shooting in the Porter Creek neighbourhood Wednesday night. (Jesse Winter/ Yukon News)

Just Posted

“Does Kirby care?” Heiltsuk Nation using geo-targeted ads in Houston, Texas for justice

The Heiltsuk Tribal Council has called out Kirby Corporation for the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill

“No excuse” for killing of two young grizzly cubs

Reader hopeful someone will come forward with information

UPDATE: U.S. firm fined $2.9M for fuel spill that soiled B.C. First Nation territory

The Nathan E. Stewart spilled 110,000 litres of diesel and heavy oils in October 2016

No delivery services hard on local families

New parents Candace Knudsen and Bjorn Samuelsen spent five weeks away from home

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Canadian high school science courses behind on climate change, says UBC study

Researchers found performance on key areas varies by province and territory

Six inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame

The 26th ceremony in Penticton welcomed powerful figures both from on and off the ice

RCMP investigate two shootings in the Lower Mainland

Incidents happened in Surrey, with a victim being treated at Langley Memorial Hospital

CRA program to help poor file taxes yields noticeable bump in people helped

Extra money allows volunteer-driven clinics to operate year-round

Recall: Certain Pacific oysters may pose threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning

Consumers urged to either return affected packages or throw them out

How a Kamloops-born man helped put us on the moon

Jim Chamberlin did troubleshooting for the Apollo program, which led to its success

Sexual harassment complaints soaring amid ‘frat boy culture’ in Canada’s airline industry

‘It’s a #MeToo dumpster fire…and it’s exhausting for survivors’

Most Read