OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police are investigating what is believed to have been a suicide following the discovery of the body of an organized crime member with a gunshot wound along a riverbank in Settsu City on Monday, reports Mainichi Broadcasting System (Dec. 19).
At around 6:40 a.m., a female passerby reported to police the discovery of the body of a 69-year-old member of the Yamaguchi-gumi under a bridge of the Yodo River in the Torikainaka area.
Officers from the Settsu Police Station arriving at the scene found the gang member bleeding from a wound to the chest. A pistol was also found at his feet.
The gang member, who lives nearby, was wearing a white baseball cap, a camouflage-pattern jacket and blue pants. With a will found in one of his pockets, police believe he took his own life by fatally shooting himself in the chest.