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. 

Shooting in Whitehorse

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.