Homicide Investigation Underway in Seekonk

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office

Thomas M. Quinn III
District Attorney

Press Release
July 7, 2021

Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney’s office, Homicide Unit prosecutors and Seekonk Police are actively investigating a homicide, which occurred in The Town of Seekonk.

At approximately 9:53 pm last evening, Seekonk Police responded to 911 calls regarding possible gun shots  in the area of 101 Forsyth Circle.  When first responders arrived on scene, they located a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound in an apartment at 101 Forsyth Circle.

The victim, later identified as Joseph Housley, 66, of Seekonk, was pronounced deceased on scene.

The investigation is active and ongoing at this time, and no further information can be disseminated.


Jennifer Sowa

Second Assistant District Attorney