FUKUOKA (TR) – Fukuoka Prefectural Police believe a member of a criminal syndicate attempted to take his life after he was found with gunshot wound in a forested area of Iizuka City on Tuesday, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Nov. 14).
At 10:50 a.m., officers found the body of the Dojin-kai member, 45, collapsed and bleeding from a gunshot wound to the head in a forest in the Yakiyama area. A pistol was also found at the scene.
The gang member was rushed a hospital with injuries considered serious.
Prior to the discovery, the gang member’s brother visited the residence, located near the forest, and found a note inside that detailed his financial difficulties.
On Tuesday morning, police launched a search for the gang member. Police are now investigating the circumstances surrounding what is believed to have been a suicide attempt.