Woman arrested in mountains of Japan for attempted murder with bow and arrow
soranews24.com -- Sep 03
A young woman with a dramatic-sounding name who lives alone in the mountains of Japan and fights with a bow and arrow sounds like the setup to any of a dozen different anime series.

This past weekend, though, those were some of the real-life particulars in a case being investigated by the Nagano Prefectural Police.

Natsumi Mizusawa resides in Kinasa, a mountainous neighborhood on the outer edge of Nagano City. According to the police, on Monday afternoon, a 70-something male acquaintance, whom Mizusawa had met in-person previously, came by to visit her at home, as the two had previously agreed. After the man arrived, the two were having a conversation in front of Mizusawa’s home, but the chat came to an end when Mizusawa shot the man with an arrow.

Reports describe the weapon Mizusawa used as a “Western-style [i.e. non-Japanese-style] bow” or a “bowgun,” but regardless of the delivery method, the arrow pierced the man’s right arm after being shot from “a close distance.” No matter how skilled a conversationalist you are, there’s really not much of a verbal rebuttal you can give to missile weapon attacks, and so the man got back in his car and drove to the house of another acquaintance, who then called the paramedics. He was then rushed to the hospital for treatment.

The paramedics subsequently informed the police about the unusual injury, which led to an investigation. Although the man’s arrow wound was deemed not life-threatening by doctors, Mizusawa has nonetheless been arrested on charges of attempted murder, and the police are currently trying to clear up what exactly the two’s relationship was and what led to the attack.

70代の男性に対して至近距離からボウガンのようなもので矢を放ち、けがをさせた殺人未遂の疑いで長野市に住む28歳の女が逮捕されました。  1日に逮捕されたのは長野市鬼無里の無職・水沢夏美容疑者です。警察によりますと、水沢容疑者は先月31日に自宅を訪ねてきた70代の男性に対し、至近距離からボウガンのようなものを撃って殺害しようとした疑いがあります。被害者は地域の民生委員で、水沢容疑者は「相談がある」などと言って男性を呼び出したということです。矢は男性の右腕を貫通しましたが、命に別状はないということです。警察は水沢容疑者が容疑を認めているかどうか明らかにしていません。
News sources: soranews24.com, ANNnewsCH
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