TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Saturday arrested an organized crime member after a shooting incident in Taito Ward earlier that evening left one gang boss injured, reports Nippon News Network (Aug. 31).
At approximately 10:45 p.m., police took Michio Yamamura, a 65-year-old member of the Sumiyoshi-kai, into custody in the Asakusa district for possessing a handgun and ammunition — a violation the Swords and Firearms Control Law.
Five hours before, an assailant fired one shot into the office of the same gang that struck and wounded a 48-year-old boss in the left part of his chest.
“All of a sudden, the front door swung open and there was a shot,” said the gang boss, whose injuries are not considered life threatening. “I don’t know who did it.”
Police are now questioning Yamamura about whether he had participated in the shooting.