IBARAKI (TR) – Ibaraki Prefectural Police have are investigating what is believed to have been a suicide after the discovery of a male corpse with a gunshot wound to the head on a beach in Kamisu City on Thursday, reports the Sankei Shimbun (July 18).
At around 7:00 a.m., a male surfer tipped off police after finding the man collapsed on the sand in the Hasaki area.
The man, bleeding from his head, was confirmed dead at the scene. A pistol was found in his possession, police said.
Police later confirmed that the man is a 73-year-old resident of Tokyo’s Koto Ward.
Police suspect the wound to the head is the result of the man shooting himself with the gun in intentionally taking his life.