Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot at while campaigning in Nara, western Japan on Friday, NHK reported. The suspect has been arrested.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was reportedly shot at in Nara, Japan today (AFP photo)
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot at while campaigning in Nara, western Japan on Friday, public broadcaster NHK reported. The suspect has been arrested.
Japan Times reported that Abe was attacked from behind around 11:30 am and struck by a bullet in the chest, while delivering an election campaign speech on a street in Nara. He has been taken to hospital bleeding after collapsing. He is reportedly showing no vital signs, reported NHK.
WATCH: Bystanders rush to help former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after he is shotpic.twitter.com/vgk7fn323p
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According to NHK reports, a sound like a gunshot was heard at the time Abe collapsed. A male person of interest was detained at the scene. An NHK reporter on the scene said they could hear two consecutive bangs during Abe’s speech.
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