More gun shots in Yamanashi believed linked to yakuza battle

By on April 20, 2013 under Crime,Tokyo Daily,Yakuza

Investigators at the scene (Yomiuri Shimbun)

Investigators at the scene (Yomiuri Shimbun)

TOKYO (TR) – In what Yamanashi Prefectural Police believe is connected to an ongoing fight between organized crime groups, multiple gun shots were heard in a residential neighborhood in Kofu City on Wednesday evening, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (Apr. 19).

At around 11:20 p.m., a woman reported hearing discharges from a gun in the Hagurocho area. Officers later discovered multiple bullet holes in the exterior of a two-floor apartment building occupied by a member of the Yamanashi-ikka, an affiliate gang to the Inagawa-kai.

No injuries were reported.

Police are attempting to confirm whether the incident is connected to a gangland war, which has included a number of shooting incidents and possibly one suicide, between the Yamanashi-ikka and the Yamanashi Kyoyu-kai organized crime group.

“With this normally being a quiet area, this incident is of concern,” said a woman living nearby.

There have been 17 shooting incidents since last November, when an upper member of the Yamanashi Kyoyu-kai was seriously injured after being shot in the riverbed of the Arakawa River.

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