Japanese man with gunshot wound found dead in Paraguay

A Japanese man has been found dead in a vacant lot in the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion. Local media reports say he had a gunshot wound to his head.

Police are investigating the case on suspicion of murder.

Japanese embassy officials in Paraguay say they received a report from police that the body of a Japanese national in his 60s had been found on Tuesday.

Local media outlets say the victim was 61-year-old Ueki Hirokazu. They say he was found lying on his back.

Ueki lived in an apartment in Asuncion. A janitor said Ueki usually walked to a nearby supermarket in the morning to do his shopping.

He is said to have no relatives in Paraguay.

Embassy officials have declined to comment as the case is under investigation.