A former gang member was shot dead in a Denny's restaurant near the Toganei bypass in Chiba Prefecture, on Monday morning. The gunman fled the restaurant and is still at large, police said.
According to police, the 62-year-old victim, identified as Yoshiaki Furukawa, was a former member of a crime syndicate. He came into the restaurant with four other men at about 9 a.m., Sankei Shimbun reported.
At about 10 a.m., witnesses said another man, who appeared to be in his 60s, entered the restaurant. Furukawa went over and talked with him near the entrance and then the man pulled a gun and shot him in the chest, Sankei Shimbun quoted a witness as saying.© Japan Today