Etajima stabbings

On 14 March 2013, Chinese exchange student and intern Chen Shuangxi attacked his co-workers at the Kawaguchi Suisan fish-processing firm in Etajima, Hiroshima, Japan. Two people were killed and six others were injured.[1][2]

2013 Etajima stabbing
Etajima in Hiroshima Prefecture Ja.svg
Location of Etajima in Hiroshima Prefecture
LocationEtajima, Hiroshima, Japan
Date14 March 2013
Attack type
Stabbing
WeaponsKnife
Shovel
Deaths2
Injured6
PerpetratorChen Shuangxi

AttackEdit

Chen attacked his co-workers with a shovel and a knife. Nobuyuki Kawaguchi, 55, the president of the Kawaguchi Suisan oyster farm, and female co-worker Masako Hashishita, 68, were killed in the attack. One man and five women were injured.[1]

TrialEdit

Chen testified that shortly before the incident he heard his name mentioned by colleagues. Hiroshima police believe he might have misunderstood colleagues and wrongly believed that they insulted him.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Chinese trainee at oyster farm arrested for killing 2, injuring 6 in Hiroshima". Asahi Shimbun. 15 March 2013. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Hiroshima oyster plant attack spree kills two; five wounded". Japan Times. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013.