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2 men in serious condition after being shot in Osaka gambling joint

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Two men were in a critical condition on Monday after they were shot in a members-only gambling establishment in Osaka’s Minami district.

According to police, the shooting took place at around 12:40 a.m. in the pub, which is also an online casino, on the third floor of a building in Chuo Ward, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said such establishments are a source of income for crime syndicates.

At the time of the shooting, there were two employees and one male customer in the pub, police said. A man who appeared to be in his 30s entered and fire shots at the customer and an employee. He dropped the gun and fled.

The employee, 42, was hit in the stomach and the customer, 32, was shot in the head. Both men were in a coma. The second employee was not injured.

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Sounds like a sore loser.

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I'm moving to Chuo-ku next month.

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I'm moving to Chuo-ku next month.

Don't worry. There are plenty of other gambling clubs around if this one gets closed down.

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Gambling and yaks--Sheldon Adelson, come on down!

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Leaving the gun at the scene wasn’t a smart move on the shooter’s part..

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Casino's not yet built and already proof of how great gambling is.

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Gambling attracts criminals-we don’t need more of it!

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He dropped the gun and fled. hahaha! what a donut ! what about all of those loverly finger prints you have just left at the crime scene?

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members-only gambling establishment

Is it allowed to gamble - even privately - in Japan?

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So much for gun control.

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If you know your craft then dropping the gun at the scene is the right thing to do. If for any reason he gets stopped he has no gun and proving he was the shooter without the gun on his person is hard. Lets just hope he wore gloves when loading and handling the handgun and a mask when shooting at the two guys, BUT I'm sure he didn't think this out and will get caught.

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If you know your craft then dropping the gun at the scene is the right thing to do.

Exactly. Anyone who has watched The Godfather knows this.

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both gambling and firearms are illegal.

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I wonder about that, because I learned guns are illegal to own in Japan, when I was stationed in Guam, I was amazed by the number of Japanese tourist who frequent a gun shooting range in Guam, and it was expensive!

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