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Man dies after being shot outside residence in Saitama Prefecture

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A 55-year-old man died early Saturday after being shot outside his residence in Sayama, Saitama Prefecture, on Friday night.

According to police, Yorikazu Suzuki was shot in the parking lot of the municipal apartment building where he and his wife lived, at around 7:20 p.m., Kyodo News reported. Suzuki and his wife had just returned home after having dinner when the crime occurred.

Suzuki’s wife called 119 and said a man with a pistol had shot her husband.

Suzuki was taken to hospital where he died at around 12:30 a.m. Saturday from a bullet wound to his chest.

Police said Suzuki's wife told then the man was dressed in black, was wearing a black helmet and fled on a motorbike.

Suzuki is believed to have been a member of a crime syndicate, police said.

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@mammamia, who are you kidding? Which country have you even been to and understand their crime rate so well, that you claim killers shouldn't able to escape so mysteriously? It doesn't matter if you live on a island or on land. Any killer can easily hide within the city itself and blend with the crowed with proper planning. I think you are just watching way too many police series and think is that easy for the police to catch someone on the first day.

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I want to know why yaks were allowed in public housing.

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The guy wanted to bail out of the crime syndicate but his former boss wouldn’t allow him to and made an example of him.

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I could be wrong here, but I have a feeling that this was more than a “you don’t get to leave” hit.

This risks and penalties of using a firearm in Japan are so prohibitively harsh, someone wanted this guy dead bad enough to risk it. I just don’t think it was about retirement.

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Don’t like people using guns. It’s like small package guys riding harleys.

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Today I will make mochi aduki cakes but I make the mochi very thin and very soft.

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Suzuki is believed to have been a member of a crime syndicate

Wow, I'm shocked.

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Someone dies by a firearm in Japan, and it makes the news. Here in the States, over 300 people die by firearms every single day. If they all made the headlines, there would not be room for any other news.

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@ 1glenn, a sad truth.

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"Someone dies by a firearm in Japan, and it makes the news. Here in the States, over 300 people die by firearms every single day. If they all made the headlines, there would not be room for any other news."

True. Here in Columbus OH (mid-sized city by American standards) you have shootings literally every day. Not always fatal (though I think 144 did die last year). Most will only appear on the local news, and then only once or twice, the exception being if they are notorious enough (as in, mass shooting).

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Nemo wrote:

"I want to know why yaks were allowed in public housing."

I don't know what part of Japan you're living in, but anywhere I've lived generally prohibits bovinae from living in most apartments.

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