Radford police say suspect shot himself following car chase

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RADFORD, VA (WDBJ7) A suspect has shot himself after leading Radford University police on a car chase.

The chase started around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday.

RUPD responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle when the suspect drove off.

The pursuit ended in the Third Avenue Municipal Parking Lot, off of Grove Avenue.

The suspect exited the vehicle and inflicted personal injury through a self inflicted gun shot wound.

No officer fired a weapon.

Authorities say there is no threat to the community.

Around 4:30 p.m. Radford University sent out an alert about an off campus shooting, but said there was no campus threat.