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Watch the Video: Japanese former Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe assassinated, suspect caught at the scene
The sad news coming from Japan is that Japanese former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe died after being shot by an assassinator while delivering a campaign speech in Nara, Japan.
In the unbelievably heartbreaking news, the 67-year-old Abe who was the longest-serving Japanese was on stage, delivering a speech at Nara when he was shot in the chest. He was rushed to a hospital bleeding, suffering from pulmonary cardiac arrest, with first responders saying he was “showing no vital signs”, according to BBC reports on the news titled, ”Shinzo Abe: Japan ex-leader assassinated while giving speech”
“Former prime minister Abe was shot at around 11:30 am in Nara. One man, believed to be the shooter, has been taken into custody,” Japan’s chief cabinet secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told reporters.
A 41-year-old unemployed man, who appeared to have shot Abe in the back, had been arrested for attempted murder and a gun had been confiscated from him. The man had confessed to the police that he thought former Prime Minister Abe belonged to a group he hated.
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Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, was known for his hawkish foreign policy and a signature economic strategy that popularly came to be known as “Abenomics”. A highly popular, and highly controversial politician, the 67-year-old Abe led the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to victory twice. Japanese PM Shinzo Abe wielded influence on domestic politics even after stepping down.
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