Video: Moment When Japan Ex PM Shinzo Abe Was Shot On Stage

On Friday (July 8), former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot in the chest during a speech in Nara City, and the suspect has been controlled. Shinzo Abe has been taken away by ambulance.

Japan’s Kyodo News reported that at around 11:30 a.m. local time on July 8, former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of the Liberal Democratic Party, who was giving a street speech in Nara City, was attacked by a suspicious man from behind. Nara prefectural police have subdued the man. The Kyodo News reporter who was interviewing at the scene heard two sounds that were suspected to be gunshots.

According to Kyodo News, Shinzo Abe was shot from behind in the left chest, and Shinzo Abe lost consciousness after being attacked and fell into a state of “cardiopulmonary arrest”.

Then according to the photos of the scene reprinted by Twitter netizens, Abe was lying on the ground, his white shirt was stained with a little blood, the scene was chaotic, and the people beside him were doing emergency treatment.

The 41-year-old suspect Toru Yamagami was also arrested on the spot, according to “Asahi Shimbun” reported that Yamagami Toru also joined the army in 2002 and served in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force for 3 years. Until the expiration of his service period in 2005, he was discharged from the army. In the army, he would receive basic training in operating rifles every year, and at the same time learn the structure and operation of firearms. And many times live fire training, learn how to disassemble, maintain and assemble the rifle.

He denied being dissatisfied with politics, but because Abe was friendly with a religious group, he was highly hostile to Abe and the religious group. TV Asahi reported that the suspect originally wanted to make a bomb and detonate it at the scene, but changed it because he couldn’t do it. When making guns, they use homemade pistols when committing crimes.

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe then taken to the hospital, where he later died.