KYOTO (TR) – With Saturday marking the two-year anniversary of the shooting death of the president of a dumpling chain, Kyoto Prefectural Police have announced that they suspect an organized crime group was involved, reports NHK (Dec. 13).
The results of a DNA analysis of a cigarette butt left behind at the scene of the shooting of Takayuki Ohigashi, 72, the president of Ohsho Food Service, which operates Gyoza no Ohsho (Gyoza King), revealed a match with a gang member in the Kyushu area.
On the morning of December 19, Ohigashi was shot by an unknown gunman near a parking lot for the company’s headquarters in Yamashina Ward as he commuted to work.
Ohigashi received four wounds to the right part of his chest and abdomen. He was confirmed dead by emergency personnel at a nearby hospital.
In spite of dedicating substantial manpower to the investigation, Kyoto police had managed to develop very few leads. That has changed with this new development.
Police are now seeking to make a direct connection between the gang member and the crime.
Gyoza no Ohsho, founded in 1967, is a nationwide chain with a number of stores overseas that specializes in a variety of grilled dumplings, noodles and other dishes.