Gunma: 2 yakuza shot in fight in Isesaki -- Mar 06
Two members of a criminal syndicate were shot during a fight in Isesaki City on Thursday, police said, reports Jiji Press

At around 5:00 p.m., a hospital in Ota City tipped off police about the victims, who were brought to the facility. “[Two of them] appear to have been shot,” the caller said.

One victim (48) had been shot in the face and another (27) in the left shoulder. The third victim (30) had been hit by a car, the Ota Police Station said.

The three victims, whose injuries are not considered life-threatening, are members of the Yamaguchi-gumi.

At around 3:35 p.m. that same day, the Isesaki Police Station received a report about “what seems to have been a fight” at an intersection in the Honmachi area of Isesaki.

Officers arriving at the intersection found none of the combatants present. However, shoes, car parts and an aluminum baseball bat were strewn about. As well, tire skid marks and blood were on the pavement.

Based on witness accounts, police believe that the incident involved around 10 people and up to five vehicles. Afterward, the victims were brought to the hospital.

Police are treating the case as attempted murder.


群馬県伊勢崎市で男性2人が拳銃で撃たれ、1人が車でひかれました。警察は殺人未遂事件として捜査を始めました。  4日午前3時半ごろ、伊勢崎市の男性から「車が4、5台止まっている、けんかではないか」と警察に通報がありました。  警察によりますと、その後、群馬県太田市内の病院に顔を拳銃で撃たれた男性や肩を撃たれた男性ら合わせて3人が運び込まれました。いずれも命に別状はないということです。  3人は指定暴力団山口組系の関係者で、警察は拳銃を使った殺人未遂事件として捜査を始め、伊勢崎市や隣の太田市で小中学校に警戒を呼び掛けてパトロールを強化しています。 - ANNnewsCH