A man in Sanmu, Chiba Prefecture, shot and killed the 68-year-old president of a demolition company on Monday before turning the gun on himself. Police identified the president as Masao Kudo from Yachimata.
Police said they received an emergency call from an employee of the demolition company at around 2:30 p.m., saying, "The company president has been shot." When they arrived on the scene, police found Kudo lying on the floor bleeding from his wounds. He was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital. His suspected attacker, a man in his 60s, was found 50 minutes later on a patch of vacant land 10 kilometers away, bleeding from a gunshot wound to his head. A pistol was found by his side. The man, who has not yet been identified, died shortly after, police said.
According to police, before the shooting occurred, witnesses said they heard the two men arguing and heard Kudo say, "I have nothing to say to you."© Compiled from news reports