• Kyodo


A gunman who holed up in a building Friday afternoon in Yokohama after shooting and seriously wounding three men in a suspected dispute over a loan repayment apparently committed suicide, according to police.

The gunman, who was identified by police as 62-year-old mobster Kenji Hayashi, had holed up in the building in the Yoshinocho district of Minami Ward after the shootings, which occurred shortly after 2:30 p.m. He apparently shot himself, the police said. No hostages were taken.

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