The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling ordering the leaders of two gangster organizations in Okinawa Prefecture to pay roughly 57.5 million yen to the parents of a youth who was fatally shot in 1990 after being mistaken as a rival gangster.

The nation’s top court supported the ruling of the Naha branch of the Fukuoka High Court, saying the gang leaders bore joint responsibility for the actions of their group members.

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