• Kyodo


An arrest warrant was obtained Friday for a 57-year-old former gangster who fatally shot a 39-year-old nurse at a hospital in the city of Sakai, Osaka Prefecture.

Police officials said they plan to arrest Kazuya Umano, the former head of a gangster group, on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and firearms law violations once he recovers from his self-inflicted stab wounds.

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