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Kendo Gun Shop (stylized as Gun Shop Kendo) was a gun store located in downtown Raccoon City. The gun shop was tucked away in one of Flower Street's alleyways against the Raccoon Police Station. The store was owned and operated by Robert Kendo, a gun enthusiast and good friend of Barry Burton. It was also the supplier of weapons for the Special Tactics and Rescue Service, using weapons specially modified by Robert's brother, Joseph.[1]


In September, 1998, Kendo's inventory was emptied out to civilians during the outbreak, leaving very little behind for remaining survivors to pick through.[2] Robert hid in the store from the zombies, along with his wife and daughter Emma, who were later infected in the process. When her wife succumbed the infection, Kendo killed her to protect himself and his daughter from the threat she had become. Posteriorly, at night 28 Setember, he encountered Jill Valentine inside his shop before she left without him.[3]

On Setember 29, the gun shop was invaded by rookie officer Leon S. Kennedy and agent Ada Wong, which led Robert to approach them. After the meeting, he was forced to kill his daughter before committing suicide.[4] On October 1, the shop was decimated along with the rest of the city due to the Sterilization Operation carried by the United States Air Force on the orders of the U.S. President.[5]


Further notes

  • In the original Resident Evil 2, the zombies broke into the store smashing the front window after Kendo helped the survivors he met, in this case Leon and Claire Redfield.[6] However, in Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, the zombies broke into the store without breaking the front window before Leon and Claire arrived.
  • The gun shop appears in the demo of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City but is inaccessible. In an interview, producer Mike Jones hinted at the possibility of exploring the shop and finding weapons. However, this feature was never implemented in the final release.[7]
  • The gun shop is one of several landmarks featured in the Raccoon City parody level of Capcom's Under the Skin video game.
  • In the non-canon scenario in The Ghost Survivors minigame, the gun shop is Robert Kendo's starting point.


  1. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999), Fax From Kendo (file).
  2. Resident Evil 2 (2000, N64 only), file: "Robert's Note".
  3. Resident Evil 3 (2002), scene: "Meeting Kendo"
  4. Resident Evil 2 (2019), scene: "Leon meets Kendo"
  5. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, scene: "Euthanasia of Raccoon City"
  6. Resident Evil 2 (1998), scene: "Falling victim to the ex-neighbors
  7. Capcom Unity youtube channel, Capcom E3 Live Stream: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Producer Interview
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