A 26-year-old man has died from an apparent gunshot wound following a police chase in the Richibucto area on Hallowe’en.

At around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Richibucto RCMP responded to help the Miramichi Police Force after a vehicle travelling south on Route 11 refused to stop for police, according to Corporal Jullie Rogers-Marsh..

RCMP deployed a spike belt across Highway 11 near Richibucto causing the vehicle to come to a stop. Shortly afterwards, Mounties heard a shot fired inside the vehicle.

Police say the driver, a 26-year-old man, was injured and taken to hospital where he later died as a result from his injuries. A 41-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was arrested at the scene by the Miramichi Police Force.

No shots were fired at police and no one else was injured in the incident.

No further information is available at this time. The investigation is continuing.

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