Wakayama cops: Gunman shoots 4 persons, 1 fatally, at company

Gunman fled the scene after shooting 4 employees of Wadai Kogyo in Wakayama City

An unknown gunman shot four persons, one fatally, at a construction office in Wakayama City
An unknown gunman shot four persons, one fatally, at a construction office in Wakayama City

WAKAYAMA (TR) – Wakayama Prefectural Police are searching for a gunman after a shooting incident in Wakayama City left one person dead and three others injured, reports Fuji News Network (Aug. 29).

At approximately 9:00, emergency services received a tip about shots being fired at the office of Wadai Kogyo, located in the Shioya area. Emergency personnel arriving at the scene found four employees of the firm collapsed and bleeding with variety of injuries, including wounds to the abdomen.

All four persons were transported to a nearby hospital. One of the victims was later confirmed dead. The others are conscious.

According to police, the gunman, believed to be aged between 40 and 60, fled the scene after the incident. Police are seeking his whereabouts on suspicion of attempted murder.

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