Japan shocked by ‘heinous’ attack as 4 die in gun and knife rampage

The house where a suspect barricaded himself with a hunting gun in Nakano City, Nagano Prefecture on May 25, 2023.

Tokyo (CNN) — The son of a local Japanese government official is in police custody after allegedly going on a shooting and stabbing rampage in the central city of Nakano on Thursday, a rare crime in a country with tough gun laws and a low murder rate.

Masanori Aoki, a 31-year-old farmer, was arrested on suspicion of killing a 61-year-old police officer by shooting him in the chest with what appeared to be a hunting rifle, police in Nakano, a city in the country’s Nagano prefecture, told CNN.

Forecast Update

FIRST WARN FORECAST: 80s will be the rule this Memorial Day Weekend.

May 26, 2023 @ 5:43 pm

News 8 Now First Warn Meteorologist Erik Dean has the latest 8-Day Forecast.

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Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.
Mostly clear skies. Low around 60F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
More sun than clouds. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the mid 60s.