Suspect in gym shootings found dead at church
NAGASAKI (Kyodo) The alleged gunman in Friday's shooting rampage at a sports club in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, was found dead at a nearby church Saturday after apparently committing suicide, police said.
Two people were killed and six others were injured by the gunman, who came in the front entrance of Sports Club Renaissance Sasebo at around 7:10 p.m. and started firing what was believed to be a shotgun. The man targeted both people in the gym and in a pool where children were taking lessons. He also fired shots in the lobby and an office.
The police are looking into the possibility there was trouble between Magome and Fujimoto and whether this led to the shooting. Investigators also searched Magome's residence for clues about his motive.
The Japan Times: Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007
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