KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police are hunting for three persons after a male youth was fatally stabbed in Kamakura City early Saturday, reports NHK (March 27).
At just past 4:00 a.m., a person living in the Fueda area alerted emergency services about “screams and a man collapsed.”
Emergency personnel arriving at the scene found Jo Takamine, an 18-year-old resident of Yokohama City’s Seya Ward, collapsed with stab wounds to the back.
He was confirmed dead at a hospital bout 90 minutes later, police said.
Just prior to the incident, the victim was walking with two male acquaintances on a prefectural road when the three persons emerged from a car.
The stabbing took place after Takamine and the three persons got into a dispute. Takamine’s acquaintances were unharmed, police said.
The three persons fled inside the car. Their whereabouts are sought on suspicion of murder.