Former Yakuza Injured in Shooting at an Osaka Game Center

In the afternoon of March 31, a shooting broke out at game center in Osaka. According to Jiji Press (via The Tokyo Reporter), a former high-level yakuza was grazed in the left part of his chest. He was taken to a local hospital, and he is expected to recover.

The wounded man was apparently a former boss in the Yamaguchi-gumi, one of Japan's largest yakuza organizations.

The "game center", as an employee called it and how it's being called in the Japanese press, is on the building's first floor. Supposedly, it has several computers. There was no mention of it being an arcade style game center in the traditional sense with game cabinets.

The Asahi Shimbun reports that the same building houses several other businesses, including prostitution services—which isn't that unusual. From photos, the establishment does not look like your typical Japanese game center; however, it very well could be. Thankfully, there were no customers present at the time of the shooting.

The gunman was wearing a mask and white clothing. Police are currently looking for the suspected shooter.

ゲームセンターで発砲=元暴力団会長けが-大阪 [Jiji via The Tokyo Reporter]

大阪・京橋の繁華街で男性撃たれる マスク姿の男逃走 [産経新聞]

雑居ビル内で男性撃たれる 殺人未遂容疑で捜査 [Asahi]

(Top photo: 産経新聞)

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