Man shot in Kobe in apparent gang feud
Japan Today -- Aug 23
A man affiliated with Japan's largest crime syndicate was shot Wednesday in Kobe apparently in connection with a feud among factions of the Yamaguchi-gumi organization in the western Japan city and surrounding areas, police said.

The man, believed to be around 50 years old, sustained three gunshot wounds. He was in a car near the office of the yakuza group when the suspected gunman opened fire and fled on a moped.

The shooting took place around 6 p.m. in Kobe's Chuo Ward as the victim was returning to the office. The location is a residential area about 300 meters away from JR Shin-Kobe Station.

神戸市の暴力団事務所の前で男性がバイクに乗った何者かに銃で撃たれて病院に運ばれました。 21日午後6時すぎ、神戸市中央区にある指定暴力団山口組系弘道会の事務所で50歳くらいの男性が車を止めた直後、バイクに乗った人物に拳銃のようなもので至近距離から撃たれました。男性は暴力団関係者とみられ、銃弾が腹部などに少なくとも3発命中し、病院に運ばれました。 近所の人:「窓を閉めきっててもすごい銃声の音が聞こえてきて、パンパンパンってすごく怖かったです」 逃走したのは白いヘルメットをかぶった男とみられ、警察は殺人未遂事件として捜査本部を設置して捜査しています。
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