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Aichi cops open murder case in shooting death of gangster

Outside the residence in Naka Ward
Outside the residence in Naka Ward

AICHI (TR) – Aichi Prefectural Police have launched a murder case in the shooting death of an organized crime member in Nagoya on Friday, reports TBS News (July 16).

At approximately 4:30 p.m., two unknown assailants entered a fourth-floor residence of a building in the Shinsakae area of Naka Ward and shot Tatsuo Saiki, a 64-year-old upper-level member of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi, in the head and chest.

Saiki was confirmed dead about one and a half hours later after being transported to a nearby hospital.

The assailants fired from the entrance into the residence. They then fled the scene in a silver sedan.

About 20 minutes after the incident, the vehicle was 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.

The Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi formed last summer following the dissolution of the Kobe-based Yamaguchi-gumi. Police suspect that the shooting incident is connected to the split.