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Man wounded in taking pictures in Japan's Tokyo space

TOKYO, May 26 (Xinhua) — A person was severely wounded on Friday in a taking pictures incident in Japan’s Tokyo space, native media reported.

The man, transported to the hospital unconscious, was wounded after being shot within the chest close to a espresso store within the western metropolis of Machida of Tokyo Metropolis on Thursday night, in keeping with native media retailers.

Around 7:40 p.m. native time, a clerk on the store referred to as the police reporting the casualty after a handgun was fired by a person in swimsuit.

On-site witnesses reported that two individuals fled from the scene in a automotive, whose whereabouts stay unclear.

The native police division is investigating the incident as a gang-related taking pictures incident, in keeping with Japan’s public broadcaster NHK.

The taking pictures occurred in a downtown space close to JR Machida Station crowded with retailers and eating places.