A 30-year-old woman and her 53-year-old father were shot by a man in front of their house in Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture, on Monday night. The woman was shot in the chest and arms and her father suffered wounds to his shoulder, police said Tuesday. Both are in a stable condition.
According to police investigations, Rie Akutsu was suddenly shot by a man in the garage of her house as she arrived home around 6 p.m. Her father, Takayuki Yamada, came out of the house and tried to help his daughter when he, too, was shot by the man who quickly fled. Police said the gun used seems to be a remodeled air gun.
A police official said that Akutsu had reported to police that she had been beaten by her boyfriend and investigators are investigating his involvement in the case. Police have placed the boyfriend, Hatsuo Togasaki, 43, on the nationwide wanted listed for attempted murder.© News reports