Man arrested after shooting father with crossbow arrow


Police in Hidaka town, Hokkaido, have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he shot his father with an arrow from a crossbow.

According to police, the suspect, Mamoru Tanii, shot his father Hiroki, 59, at around 10 a.m. on May 11, Fuji TV reported. The arrow pierced Hiroki’s lower lip. The victim was taken to hospital, police said, adding that his wound was not life-threatening.

The incident occurred at the Tomikawa Gloria Home, a care facility for elderly people where Hiroki works as a doctor. Tanii also works at the facility as a caregiver. The upper floor of the facility is also where the family lives.

Police said that Hiroki’s wife told them their son had been dissatisfied with his work and had been recently arguing with his father about it. He shot the arrow at his father in a community room.

Tanii went missing after the incident but was picked up on Friday.

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the shooter needs to properly rethink his role in the care industry.

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The guy shot his father with a crossbow in public at the elderly care facility where he works??! Is there any place in society for this person?

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He shot him in the face? He must have been aiming for a head shot. That’s gotta be attempted murder. Another attempted family murder in Japan. Keep the book open.

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Wow! You don't hear that happening every day.

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Sounds like a loser. Can't even aim straight.

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Some game of thrones memory leftover ?

At least he is not good as the imp...

In nedd for psychological help I assume.

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What kind of crossbow was it?

unless it grazed his father a shot from a real crossbow at that range would have gone right through his head.

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KestrelToday  06:45 am JST

What kind of crossbow was it?

Given the bizarre nature of this crime, it was probably from rubber band one from a game center UFO catcher

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an arrow from a crossbow.

An arrow, not a crossbow bolt? Is that why it wasn't fatal?

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If your not happy with your work then find a different job. This is probably a family business and the arguments were probably about Tanii working elsewhere and now I guess he will be working elsewhere like in the friendly neighborhood prison.

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