Yakuza boss wounded in shooting in Asakusa, 1 arrested

A Sumiyoshi-kai member was shot in the left side of his chest
A Sumiyoshi-kai member was shot in the left side of his chest
TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Saturday arrested an organized crime member after a shooting incident in Taito Ward earlier that evening left one gang boss injured, reports Nippon News Network (Aug. 31).

At approximately 10:45 p.m., police took Michio Yamamura, a 65-year-old member of the Sumiyoshi-kai, into custody in the Asakusa district for possessing a handgun and ammunition — a violation the Swords and Firearms Control Law.

Five hours before, an assailant fired one shot into the office of the same gang that struck and wounded a 48-year-old boss in the left part of his chest.

“All of a sudden, the front door swung open and there was a shot,” said the gang boss, whose injuries are not considered life threatening. “I don’t know who did it.”

Police are now questioning Yamamura about whether he had participated in the shooting.

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  1. I walked past the entrance to the street where the shooting took place on my way back from a local restaurant – I live a few blocks away. There was an armed policeman wearing body armour guarding the taped perimeter. Pretty shocking!

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