At least three people have been killed in a gun attack and stabbing in the central Japanese city of Nakano. One more person was injured. The attack took place on Thursday afternoon. BBC news
According to local media, the suspect was also carrying a knife. Four people, including a woman and two police officers, were injured in the knife attack.
Local police say the woman was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital with stab wounds.
According to the report, there was a shooting and knife attack in a remote area of Nagano. Three people were killed. The attacker hid inside a building.
Witnesses said the attacker was wearing a cap, sunglasses and a mask.
Police urged the people of the area to stay at home for safety reasons.
Japan has one of the lowest rates of gun violence in the world. In 2019, there were more than four firearm homicides per 100,000 in the United States, compared to nearly zero in Japan.