Zama and Shibuya shootings

Zama and Shibuya shootings
Zama and Shibuya shootings
Location Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture and Shibuya, Tokyo in Japan
Date July 29, 1965
11:00–19:18 (UTC+09:00)
Attack type Spree shooting, hostage crisis, shootout
Weapon(s) Rifle
Death(s) 1
Injured 17
Perpetrator(s) Misao Katagiri

The Zama and Shibuya shootings were the double spree shootings in Japan on July 29, 1965 by Misao Katagiri (片桐 操 Katagiri Misao?, April 15, 1947 – July 21, 1972), which left one police officer dead and 17 people injured, but he was finally captured by police officers. Katagiri was later executed by Japan.[1]

Katagiri was born in Setagaya, Tokyo and reportedly loved guns. On July 29, 1965, he shot dead one policeman and injured another with a rifle in Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture. He stole a handgun and hijacked four cars. In Shibuya, Tokyo, he entered a gun shop near the Shibuya fire station and took four hostages, which resulted in a gun battle with the police. About 5,000 people, including Norio Nagayama, witnessed the gunfight, during which he injured 16 people.[2] One hostage attacked him and police officers eventually captured him.

Katagiri was sentenced to death and was executed on July 21, 1972. He was featured as one of 13 condemned criminals on Kimiko Otsuka's book Shikeishū no Saigo no Shunkan (死刑囚の最後の瞬間?, lit. "The Last Moment of Condemned Criminals"), which was released as a bunkobon by Kadokawa Shoten in June 1996[3] though was originally released as Ano Shikeishū no Saigo no Shunkan (あの死刑囚の最後の瞬間?, lit. "The Last Moment of Those Condemned Criminals") in February 1992.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Ano Shikeishū no Saigo no Shunkan" (in Japanese). Books Kinokuniya. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  2. ^ "少年ライフル魔事件" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-03-19. 
  3. ^ "Shikeishū no Saigo no Shunkan" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-07-06. 

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