Cabinet Chief Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu said in a statement that a military candidate’s rifle fired at the GSDF’s Hino shooting range in Gifu province.
During the training using live bullets, 2 officers lost their lives and one officer was injured. The 18-year-old military candidate was arrested for alleged attempted murder.
The official Kyodo agency reported that the shooting range is located 5 kilometers northeast of Gifu Train Station and there were no civilian injuries in the incident.
According to the statement made by the Gifu security forces, the military candidate confessed to the attack with a gun.