Shinshe Ohba
Occupation Sake brewer
Born ca. 1937

February 1, 1970(1970-02-01) (aged 32)
Shimabara, Japan

Cause of death Suicide
Attack information
Date February 1, 1970
Location(s) Shimabara, Japan
Target(s) Family
Killed 6
Injured 1
Weapon(s) Rifle

Shinshe Ohba (Japanese: 大場新勝) was a Japanese sake brewer who killed six of his relatives and wounded a seventh in Shimabara, Japan on February 1, 1970. Ohba first shot dead his mother, wife, and two sons, aged one and three years, with a rifle, and then set his house on fire, before walking a hundred metres to the home of an uncle of his, whom he also shot dead. He then drove to the home of another of his uncles, where he killed his aunt, and wounded her husband, either with the rifle, or with a knife, and afterwards drove to a nearby beach where he shot himself dead.[1] The 32-year-old apparently was angered, because against his expectations he had not been appointed director of a distillery to replace one of his uncles.[2]


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