Police ID victim in fatal Whitehorse shooting as Matthew Devellano
No arrests made as of Sunday evening after more than 40 people interviewed
The Yukon RCMP has identified the victim of Friday's fatal shooting in Whitehorse as 32-year-old Matthew Devellano, though no arrests had been made as of Sunday evening, following interviews with more than 40 people.
More than 30 officers have been involved in the investigation — the city's first homicide of the year — and it remains a "high priority," RCMP said in a press release issued late Sunday afternoon.
The number of witnesses is expected to grow.
Investigators are still hoping to hear from people with information about a dark minivan, possibly red or maroon, that was seen fleeing the scene of the shooting shortly after 10 p.m. Friday night outside a house on Stan McCowan Place. The tip line is 867-667-5555.
Public asked to 'remain vigilant'
Though Devellano's shooter is still on the loose, the head of the Yukon RCMP's major crimes unit, Sgt. Greg Holmberg, said the RCMP doesn't believe the public is at risk.
"However, we are taking the severity of this incident very seriously, and are asking the public to do the same.
"The person(s) involved in this incident may still be around, and could be armed. Please remain vigilant and report any information to RCMP."