Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was reportedly shot in the chest while speaking on stage in Nara. According to reports Shinzo Abe is “exhibiting no vital signs” after they transported him to the hospital bleeding. Images taken at the scene showed a number of ambulances and emergency professionals working to save him.
“Abe, a former prime minister, was shot in Nara at around 11:30 a.m. One individual has been arrested and is thought to be the shooter. Currently the state of former Prime Minister Abe is unknown. “ Hirokazu Matsuno, Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, told reporters.
A man in his 40s had been arrested for attempted murder and a gun had been confiscated from him, citing police sources, Japanese National broadcaster said.
Former Japanese PM was delivering a speech at an event ahead of Sunday’s elections for the upper house when the apparent sound of gunshots was heard, a Japanese news agency said.