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Gang attacks group of six at Ikebukuro karaoke parlor; pair injured

TOKYO (TR) – Two men were injured during after they were attacked by a gang at a karaoke parlor near JR Ikebukuro Station in Toshima Ward last week, police said, reports the Sankei Shimbun (May 3).

At around 4 p.m. on May 3, police received a call about a “man bleeding from his head” at the parlor, located in the Nishi-Ikebukuro district.

According to the Ikebukuro Police Station, two male and four female Chinese nationals, aged in their teens and 20s, were inside a private room of the parlor when a gang of around 10 men entered.

The gang then struck the two male Chinese nationals in the face and legs with beer bottles before fleeing.

at a karaoke parlor in Toshima Ward
Two persons were attacked by a gang of around 10 men at a karaoke parlor in Toshima Ward on May 3 (Twitter)

The two male victims were transported to a hospital. The women were not injured, police said.

The victims were not acquainted with the attackers, who are believed to also be Chinese nationals in their teens or 20s, police said.