Yukon Police investigate shooting

16-year-old male sustains gunshot wound to arm


By Conrad Dudderar
Associate Editor

A Yukon Police investigation continues into a shooting last weekend in the 600 block of McConnell Drive.

At about 12:40 a.m. Aug. 27, the Yukon Police Department received reports of shots fired in the area.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a 16-year-old juvenile male had sustained a gunshot wound to the arm.

The injured juvenile male was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for a non-life-threatening injury and subsequently released. Yukon police officers found shell casings close to the incident location.

“We’re still interviewing witnesses who were present at the scene, and trying to determine the identity of the shooter,” Yukon Deputy Police Chief John Brown said Tuesday.

The motive behind the Saturday night’s shooting had not yet been determined.

John Corn

Yukon Police Chief John Corn emphasized the department’s commitment to ensuring public safety.

“We take incidents like these very seriously and are dedicated to bringing a swift resolution to this matter,” Corn said. “Our officers are working tirelessly to gather information and piece together the events leading up to this incident.”

As the investigation is ongoing, anyone with information pertinent to the case is urged to contact the Yukon Police Investigations hotline at (405) 350-5505.

Chief Corn encourages community members to come forward with any information that could aid in the resolution of this incident.

The YPD will continue to provide updates on the investigation as more information becomes available.

The safety and security of Yukon residents remain the top priority of the police department, YPD officials said.