Agence France-PresseDecember 18, 2013 23:01
The charismatic boss of a well-known dumpling restaurant chain was shot dead on Thursday in the ancient Japanese city of Kyoto, a hotbed of the country's yakuza mobsters, local media reported.
Takayuki Ohigashi, 72, was found bleeding and unconscious in a parking lot in front of the company's headquarters in Kyoto at about 7:00 am, the Sankei Shimbun newspaper said.
He was later confirmed dead at hospital, public broadcaster NHK said.
He was bleeding from at least three wounds, suggesting he had been shot multiple times, reports said.