Gang leader shot in Iwakuni

Chugoku Shinbun reports that a 52 year old leader of a designated organized crime group affiliated with with the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi was shot in Iwakuni last night.

The incident happened in Shozoku-machi 4-chome (about 1km south of Waki Station) at around 9:20pm on Saturday, August 15. The gang leader was taken to hospital after being shot 3 times in the abdominal area in the street near his home.

An unidentified man is reported to have been seen running away from the scene, but no gun had been found. The incident is being treated as an attempted murder.

Sources: Chugoku ShinbunJiji Press

UPDATE: A man has turned himself into police

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