Yukon RCMP have released the name of the territory’s seventh homicide victim this year.
Mohamed Nagiel Saddek Nagem, 25, was shot while driving on the Alaska Highway near the Wann Road intersection on the evening of Sept. 20.
Nagem, who is originally from Surrey, B.C., died as a result of his injuries the following day.
The Yukon RCMP’s Major Crime Unit says they are continuing to investigate his death as a homicide. No charges have been laid.
According to police, multiple shots were heard at around 6:40 the evening of the shooting and the incident involved two vehicles.
The passenger in Nagem’s vehicle was not injured.
Investigators also confirmed Wednesday afternoon that they are no longer requesting the public’s assistance in locating a red Dodge Ram pickup truck seen leaving the scene of the crime.
A vehicle matching this description was seized Sept. 21 from downtown Whitehorse. RCMP are investigating its potential involvement in the shooting.
A firearm was also recovered at the scene of the crime.
Whitehorse RCMP are asking anyone who may have seen or heard something the evening of the shooting to contact them at 667-5555.
Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at www.crimestoppersyukon.ca or 1-800-222-8477.