Taxi driver suffers apparent gunshot wound near Tokyo

30 May 2024
2024-05-30 10:32

A taxi driver has been shot by a passenger, apparently with a handgun, in Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo on Wednesday. Police received a call from the manager of a convenience store near the scene in Kawaguchi City late Wednesday night. The manager said a taxi driver was bleeding, and that the driver said he had been shot.

The police said the passenger demanded money from the driver and shot him in the stomach. They found money scattered in his car. The police are searching for the attacker, who fled the scene, on suspicion of attempted robbery and murder.

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