Former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe has been shot dead whiles campaigning on stage for a parliamentary election.
Japan’s longest-serving leader died on Friday, shocking citizens of the country in which guns are tightly controlled.
Shinzo Abe was shot whiles delivering a speech outside a train station by a man in a grey T-shirt and beige trousers.
The Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida condemned the shooting of the former Prime Minister.
“This attack is an act of brutality that happened during the elections – the very foundation of our democracy – and is absolutely unforgivable,” said Kishida.
Who shot Shinzo Abe?
Police has apprehended the 41-year-old shooter, identified as Tetsuya Yamagami.
Japanese media reported that the man opened fire on Abe, 67, from behind with a homemade gun at a drab traffic island in the western city of Nara.
This was the first assassination of a sitting or former Japanese premier since 1936.
He bled to death from two wounds, one on the right side of his neck, according to doctors. The former leader had no vital signs when he was brought in.
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