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Man shot dead in eastern Japan, suspect on the loose

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MAEBASHI (Kyodo) -- A 51-year-old man died after a shooting in an apartment building's parking lot in eastern Japan on Friday evening, and a suspect is on the loose, the police said.

    Keisuke Kihara was found with gunshot wounds in his head and abdomen and pronounced dead at a hospital. Eyewitnesses said a man fled from the scene of the shooting.

    Police are investigating the matter as a murder case.

    According to the police, they received a call from a local resident in Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture, who reported hearing multiple gunshots at around 7 p.m. and said a man had collapsed.

    The shooting took place in a residential area 2.5 kilometers from JR Kiryu Station. A 20-year-old college student said, "When I was at home, I heard a gunshot, and then another following a man's angry voice."

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