• Kyodo


A 33-year-old man was found shot to death early Monday on a street near his apartment in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, police said.

Police identified the man as Shuichi Ota, a restaurant owner. He was shot in the chest, abdomen and other parts of his body.

According to police, Ota left home after telling his wife he was going to meet a friend.

Witnesses saw a black car drive off after the shooting, which occurred at around 2:10 a.m. near Goi Station on the JR Uchibo Line.

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