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Gunma: Man shot dead in Kiryu; gunman on run

GUNMA (TR) – Gunma Prefectural Police are hunting for the gunman who fatally shot a 51-year-old man in Kiryu City on Friday evening, reports NHK (Jan. 25).

At around 7 p.m., a local resident tipped off police about “several shots fired and a man down” at an apartment building in the Tenjincho area.

Officers arriving at the scene found Keisuke Kihara, of no known occupation, collapsed in a parking lot with gunshot wounds to the head and abdomen. He was confirmed dead at a hospital about one hour later.

A 51-year-old man was shot dead in Kiryu City on Friday night (Twitter)

Police heard from an eyewitness that the suspected gunman fled from the scene after the incident. The case is being treated as murder.

The apartment building is located in a residential area about 3 kilometers northeast of JR Kiryu Station on the Ryomo Line.