A dairy farmer has been arrested after he shot a man with an air gun while attempting to exterminate crows at a farm in Betsukai, Hokkaido Prefecture, on Monday.
According to police, the incident occurred just after 8 a.m. Local media reported that Katsuyasu Fujikura was arrested on suspicion of negligence resulting in injury after he fired his gun before checking his surroundings while hunting crows.
A 21-year-old male employee at the farm was seriously injured and remains in a coma after being hit in the head, police said Wednesday.
According to police, Fujikura did not have a license to possess the air gun. They said he will also be charged with violating the Firearms and Swords Control Law.© Japan Today