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Former Japanese PM Abe Shinzo shot in Nara, man in his 40s arrested

Former Japanese PM Abe Shinzo shot in Nara, man in his 40s arrested

 

Dhaka July 08 2022 (NHK) :

 

Japan’s former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo reportedly has no vital signs after being shot on the streets of the western prefecture of Nara. Police arrested a man for attempted murder.

The incident happened Friday morning in Nara City. An NHK reporter was at the scene. She heard two gunshots at around 11:30, shortly after Abe began to speak. She filmed footage which appears to show security guards at the event apprehending someone.

Sources with the investigation tell NHK a gun seized at the scene appeared to be handmade.

Abe was rushed by medevac to a hospital in Kashihara City in the prefecture.

Rescue officials say Abe was wounded and bleeding on the right side of his neck. They say he also has internal bleeding in his left chest and has no vital signs.

Yamagami Tetsuya is under arrest for attempted murder. The 41-year-old suspect lives in Nara City. Defense Ministry officials say he worked for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force for three years until around 2005.

Police say the suspect told investigators that he was dissatisfied with the former prime minister and intended to kill him. But he also reportedly said that he doesn’t have a grudge against Abe’s political beliefs.

Abe was in the city to support a candidate in this weekend’s Upper House election. The local Liberal Democratic Party office says Abe’s appearance was decided Thursday afternoon and those details were later released to supporters.

Japan’s former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo reportedly has no vital signs after being shot on the streets of the western prefecture of Nara. Police arrested a man for attempted murder.

The incident happened Friday morning in Nara City. An NHK reporter was at the scene. She heard two gunshots at around 11:30, shortly after Abe began to speak. She filmed footage which appears to show security guards at the event apprehending someone.

Sources with the investigation tell NHK a gun seized at the scene appeared to be handmade.

Abe was rushed by medevac to a hospital in Kashihara City in the prefecture.

Rescue officials say Abe was wounded and bleeding on the right side of his neck. They say he also has internal bleeding in his left chest and has no vital signs.

Yamagami Tetsuya is under arrest for attempted murder. The 41-year-old suspect lives in Nara City. Defense Ministry officials say he worked for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force for three years until around 2005.

Police say the suspect told investigators that he was dissatisfied with the former prime minister and intended to kill him. But he also reportedly said that he doesn’t have a grudge against Abe’s political beliefs.

Abe was in the city to support a candidate in this weekend’s Upper House election. The local Liberal Democratic Party office says Abe’s appearance was decided Thursday afternoon and those details were later released to supporters.

Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo collapsed in the western city of Nara at around 11: 30 a.m.

Abe was making a speech on the street. An NHK reporter says Abe was bleeding. The reporter heard what sounded like a gun going off.

Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo is in critical condition after a shooting at a campaign rally in western Japan. Police have arrested a 41-year-old man for attempted murder.

He’s been identified as a former member of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. Police say the gunman admitted he tried to kill Abe because he was ‘dissatisfied’ with him.

Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo reportedly remains in hospital without vital signs after being shot on the street in the western prefecture of Nara.

Police have arrested Yamagami Tetsuya for attempted murder. Investigative sources told NHK a gun seized at the scene appeared to be handmade.

The 41-year-old suspect lives in Nara city where the shooting took place. Defense sources say the suspect worked for the Maritime Self Defense Force for three years until around 2005.

Police say the suspect told investigators that he was dissatisfied with the former prime minister and intended to kill him.

Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has been shot on the street in the western prefecture of Nara.
Police arrested a man at the scene.

Abe was making a speech for an election campaign in Nara City. He collapsed at around 11: 30 a.m., after people on the scene heard what sounded like a gun going off twice.

Abe was taken to a hospital. The fire department says he is showing no vital signs.

Police arrested 41-year-old Yamagami Tetsuya in Nara City for allegedly attempting murder. They say they seized a gun at the site which the suspect was apparently holding.

Abe was transferred by medevac to Nara Medical University Hospital in Kashihara City in the prefecture. Police say Abe appears to have been shot from behind.

An NHK reporter who was at the scene says Abe was bleeding.

The site is near Yamatosaidaiji Station in Nara City.
Abe was campaigning for a Liberal Democratic Party candidate before the Upper House election scheduled on Sunday.

Video taken by an NHK reporter appears to show security for the event apprehending someone.

There’s no further update on Abe’s condition. Emergency officials say he does not appear to have any life signs.

Our reporter at the scene heard two shots around 11:30 a.m., shortly after Abe began to speak. Police say that the former prime minister appears to have been shot around his chest and neck.

Abe was in the city to support a candidate in this weekend’s Upper House election.

The local Liberal Democratic Party office says Abe’s appearance was decided on Thursday night and those details were later released to supporters.

A woman who was at the scene where former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo was shot in western Japan says Abe collapsed right after a second gunshot.

She said she saw a man approaching from behind Abe as the former prime minister was delivering a speech. She said she didn’t see anyone fall down after the first shot, which she said was very loud, but Abe collapsed as soon as the second shot came.

She said many people gathered around Abe to give him emergency treatment such as cardiac massage.

She said the suspect remained on the spot without trying to flee, with his gun laid down, and that he was caught by people who appeared to be security personnel.

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