NAGANO (TR) – Nagano Prefectural Police suspect that a shooting incident at an office of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi organized crime group in Ueda City on Tuesday is related to an ongoing gang dispute, reports NHK (April 12).
At approximately 3:30 a.m., officers on a routine patrol heard shots fired at the office, located in the Chuo area. The officers subsequently found several bullet holes in a glass window.
At the time of the shooting, several gang members were inside, but there were no reports of injuries.
The Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi formed following the dissolution of the Yamaguchi-gumi last summer. Law enforcement has been on high alert over fears of escalating violence between the two gangs as they battle over turf across the nation.