Chinese man arrested in brazen shooting of wife at Tokyo cafe

Tokyo police launched a murder investigation after a Chinese man was arrested for the brazen shooting of his wife at a cafe in one of Tokyo`s busiest districts, police and news reports said today.

Tokyo: Tokyo police launched a murder investigation after a Chinese man was arrested for the brazen shooting of his wife at a cafe in one of Tokyo`s busiest districts, police and news reports said today.

The 54-year-old suspect, identified as Cao Jianping, was taken into custody shortly after the shooting in the capital`s Ikebukuro neighbourhood yesterday.

Security footage reportedly showed the pair embroiled in quarrel shortly before the shooting, a rarity in Japan where crime involving firearms is usually connected to yakuza organised crime groups.

A spokeswoman for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police today confirmed that a Chinese national in her fifties was fatally shot in her chest.

Local media reported that the victim was the alleged shooter`s wife. None of the other cafe customers were injured, Kyodo news agency said.

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