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Aichi cops: Assailants shoot yakuza dead, getaway car found on fire

Outside the residence in Nagoya's Naka Ward
Outside the residence in Nagoya’s Naka Ward

AICHI (TR) – Aichi Prefectural Police are investigating the shooting death of a person believed to be an organized crime member in Nagoya’s Naka Ward, reports NHK (July 15).

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Friday, police received a call about a man who had been shot inside a residence on the fourth floor of a building in the Shinsakae area.

According to TBS News (July 15), the victim, likely a Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi executive aged in his 60s, was confirmed dead about one and a half hours later after being transported to a nearby hospital.

According to police, two assailants entered the residence and opened fire at the victim with pistols. They then fled the scene in a silver sedan.

The vehicle was later found on fire in the parking lot of a shrine located about two kilometers from the residence. Police later confirmed that the car had been stolen.