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Man with gunshot wound found on Saitama riverbank

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Police in Shiki, Saitama Prefecture, said Monday they are investigating the attempted murder of a man who was found with a gunshot wound, lying on a riverbank.

According to police, the 56-year-old man, of unknown occupation, and who lives in Nerima Ward, Tokyo, was found by the Arakawa River at around 6 a.m. Sunday by a passerby who called 119, Fuji TV reported.

Police said the man had suffered a gunshot wound and was still conscious. He was taken to hospital where he was in a stable condition Monday, police said.

Police said no gun was found near the man, nor was there any car. They said they will wait until he recovers before questioning him further.

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Inter-Yak violence….

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Who knows... perhaps he slept with someone's Wife/Daughter. Maybe an international Spy ? Certainly a bit of intrigue and excitement has been thrown in the the local Police Department.

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"an international Spy ?" Nice try...

Hardly unlikely, for a deemed closed society.

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"Man with gunshot wound found"

a rare bird in J land.

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This man lived, the shooter basically sent a message to him, no gun was found even if the police questions him he will not tell the truth about who shot him, knowing the person still has the gun and will come to finish him off. Police said the man had suffered a gunshot wound and was still conscious. He was taken to hospital where he was in a stable condition Monday, police said. Police said no gun was found near the man, nor was there any car. They said they will wait until he recovers before questioning him further.

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Inter-Yak violence….”? - Such SPECTRE-al matters @GdTokyo? Perhaps we need to contact the Koan-Chosa-Kyoku and Japan’s own 00: “Tiger Tanaka”?

- “perhaps he slept with someone's Wife/Daughter. Maybe an international Spy ?” -

and a follow up on the nomenclature: Outside of Japan, is Interpol the nemeses of InterYak?

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If only he also had the freedom to own a gun, this would never have happened.

Hahaha, cant say that with a straight face.

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Suicide attempt. Seek help.

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Thanks for the crack reporting that failed to include the location of the gunshot.

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No car was found, but they didn’t mention the bicycle, or the motorbike.

This sounds like a case for Poirot or Holmes.

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By the river? No gun?

Where could it have gone??? Where do they traditionally toss the gun in Japan?

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nandakandamandaToday  10:44 am JST

By the river? No gun? 

Where could it have gone??? Where do they traditionally toss the gun in Japan?

Ancient Japanese firearm ditching techniques require strict adherence to ritual, which is to say the person ditching the firearm has to be dressed correctly, follow prescribed motions, and the season has to be correct. Fall is firearm ditching season.

As to where, that’s a highly guarded secret like why Japanese homes are basically tarpaper shacks.

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Without going into detail I have witnessed on more than one occasion ‘things’ being tossed into the river.

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Please do @nandakandamanda 4:02pm. Details” are often a scarce commodity here.

*- @P. Smith 7:48am: “Thanks for the crack reporting that failed to include the location of the gunshot.” -*

*- @nandakandamanda 4:02 pm: “Without going into detail I have witnessed on more than one occasion ‘things’ being tossed into the river*

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nandakandamandaToday  04:02 pm JST

Without going into detail I have witnessed on more than one occasion ‘things’ being tossed into the river.

If it wasn’t Fall and the thrower wasn’t wearing traditional firearm ditching garb or following the correct motions; we know it wasn’t a firearm.

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