TOKYO: A man was shot dead in the city of Machida in Tokyo on Friday evening, and two suspected attackers are on the run, police sources said.
The man, in his 50s and believed to be linked to a gang group, was apparently shot at least three times, including in the abdomen and neck. He was confirmed dead after being taken to a hospital.
After the shooting, two men fled the scene in a white car, and two shell casings were discovered.
At around 7:40 p.m. (10:40 a.m. GMT), police received an emergency call that a person had been shot at a restaurant in a complex near JR Machida Station.
According to the sources, the attackers opened fire on the victim, who was in the restaurant. They also shot the victim after he ran out of the restaurant.
The man was found lying about 20 meters away from the restaurant. No one else was injured in the incident.
The Metropolitan Police Department is searching for the attackers, who are said to be in their 50s or so with short hair, with one of them wearing a gray jacket, black pants and sunglasses.