Man shot in Whitehorse: Police seek driver of red pickup truck

A shooting in Whitehorse has sent a man to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Yukon RCMP say a man was shot Wednesday around 6:40pm in the neighbourhood of Porter Creek.

Victim brought to Whitehorse General Hospital with 'life-threatening injuries' after shooting in Porter Creek

An RCMP officer on the scene across the street from Goody's Gas Convenience in Whitehorse at the corner of the Alaska Highway and Wann Road. (Wayne Vallevand / CBC)

A man has been sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being shot in Whitehorse. 

Yukon RCMP say a man was shot Wednesday around 6:40pm in the neighbourhood of Porter Creek. 

Police used social media Wednesday night to seek information about a red pickup truck. They say the vehicle was seen leaving the scene. 

CBC reporter Dave Croft was at the scene and spotted what appears to be a handgun on the ground. (Dave Croft / CBC)

The RCMP's Major Crimes Unit is investigating.  

Police have described the victim's injuries as "life-threatening" and say he was admitted to Whitehorse General Hospital.

RCMP have pledged further updates.

Watch for more on this story as it develops.