Dumb luck saves Japan from school shooting yesterday 6/26/18...

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    This guy in Japan killed a police officer, took his gun, went to a school, killed a guy at the school and walked around until police with guns showed up with guns to stop him...

    Which Japanese gun control laws stopped him, and prevented him from shooting those kids?

    2 dead, including police officer, after man attacks Toyama police box

    TOYAMA


    A 21-year-old man attacked a police box in the city of Toyama on Tuesday, stabbing a police officer to death and fatally shooting a security guard at a nearby elementary school with the gun he took from the officer, police said.

    Keita Shimazu, a former member of the Self-Defense Forces, was arrested at the scene after shooting the construction site guard near the front gate of the school, where teachers and students were on alert.

    Kenichi Inaizumi, the 46-year-old head of the police box, and Shinichi Nakamura, 68, were pronounced dead after they were taken to hospital, while Shimazu remains in critical condition, having been shot by another police officer, the police said.

    The police officer had sustained dozens of stab wounds to his stomach and other parts of the body, the police said

    The suspect apparently fired multiple shots as Nakamura, who was found lying on the ground near the school gate, had gunshot wounds to his head and left shoulder, the police said.

    According to an eyewitness account, the suspect was arrested on the premises of the Okuda Elementary School after he was shot.

    He was armed with an ax and two knives, with one discovered around the police box and the other two confiscated when he was detained, according to the police. Police said he entered the police box through the back entrance, stabbed Inaizumi and took his gun.

    Shimazu showed his weapons to two police officers who arrived at the scene and confronted them before he was shot, the police said.

    When Shimazu, a resident of the town of Tateyama, Toyama Prefecture, entered the school, students were warned not to leave their classrooms.

    At around 2:30 p.m., the police informed the municipal board of education that a man holding a knife was roaming around the school.

    Teachers then escorted all the students to the gymnasium and they stayed there until the crisis was over. The teachers were guarding the entrances to the gym with brooms and sticks in their hands, according to the school.

    "We were sitting and waiting. I was so scared and not able to talk to my friends," an 8-year-old boy in the second grade said.
     

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