Police investigating after suspect shoots themselves following pursuit in Seekonk

SEEKONK, MASS. (WHDH) - State police are investigating after a suspect shot themselves following a police pursuit in Seekonk, authorities said.

Troopers attempting to stop a suspect on Route 6 in the Swansea area just after 3 p.m. said the suspect was traveling westbound with a firearm and refused to stop, according to police.

The car was stopped several minutes later on Fall River Avenue in Seekonk when the driver, a 38-year-old Seekonk man, displayed a gun and shot themselves, police said.

They were taken to Rhode Island Hospital for life-threatening injuries, according to police.

No additional information was immediately released.

The incident remains under investigation.

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