Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot at at least two from behind and at close range during an election speech in Nara, central Japan. The episode took place around 11.30 (4.30 in Italy) in the city of Nara, in central-western Japan, where Abe was engaged in an electoral event in support of a candidate of the Liberal Democratic Party.
The public network NHK reported that Abe, 67, was immediately rescued and transported to hospital, but the firefighters reported that his condition appeared very serious as he showed no “signs of life” on preliminary tests on functionality. heart and lungs. Police reported that a man, the alleged bomber was arrested at the scene of the attack, near the Yamatosaidaiji station in the city of Nara.
«Former Prime Minister Abe was shot at around 11.30 (4.30 in Italy) in Nara. A man, believed to be the bomber, was taken into custody. The conditions of former Prime Minister Abe are currently unknown, ”Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told reporters. The Nara police will soon hold a press conference to provide updates on the affair.
Usa, “shocked” by the affair of former Prime Minister Abe
US Ambassador to Tokyo Rahm Emanuel said he was “saddened and shocked” by the attack on former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “We are all saddened and shocked by the story of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Abe-san was an outstanding leader of Japan and an unwavering ally of the United States. The US government and the American people are praying for the life of Abe-san, his family and the Japanese people, ”Emanuel remarked in a statement.