Shinzo Abe, the longest-serving Japan’s Prime Minister, died following a shooting during an election speech in one of the country’s most critical violent acts of violence to shake the country during the postwar period.
The former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe – one of the country’s most influential and powerful figures, was killed after being shot while delivering a political speech.
Doctors confirmed his death on Friday morning, several hours after he was flown to the hospital to fight for his life.
Mr. Abe, 67, was shot from behind after he spoke to an audience outside the train station in Nara, in the west Japanese town of Nara, early on Friday morning.
The man was not breathing, and his heart was stopped. According to officials, the patient suffered cardiac arrest after being transported by air to Nara Medical University Hospital.
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Doctors stated that Mr. Abe had no signs of life when he arrived at the hospital. They tried to revive the patient and attempted massive blood transfusions, but he died at 5.03 pm local time.
During the surgery, they could not detect any bullets; however, they might be recovered later. He sustained significant damage to his heart, and there were two incisions on the back of his neck, which caused damage to an artery that caused extensive bleeding.
NHK showed dramatic footage that shows the man Abe falling to the ground bleeding and clutching his chest, while security guards rush toward him after gunshots sound.
Security guards can jump over an individual in grey shirts and masks covering his face. He lies in slumber on the pavement.
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A double-barrelled gun which seems to be a hand-made gun, is then spotted in the dirt.
Police have confirmed that they were able to arrest Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, who was arrested suspected of attempted murder in the area where the incident occurred.
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The former Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, passed away after being shot while giving a political speech in Nara, the city. Nara in the early hours of Friday.
Medical professionals of Nara Medical University said Mr. Abe was not showing any vital signs when he arrived at the hospital.
Mr. Abe, 67, was shot in the back by a man wielding a shotgun while making his speech.
The first time an assassin was killed was an attempt on an incumbent or former Japanese premier in the pre-war era of militarism in the 1930s.
NHK broadcast footage of Mr. Abe collapsing in the street with several security guards advancing toward him.
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The man was bleeding and was holding his chest.
Mr. Abe was reported to have been struck by a blow to the chest on his left and as well in his neck.
Then security guards jumped onto the suspect, wearing a grey shirt, who ended up lying face-down on the street.
Police later identified the suspect as a 41-year-old resident, “Tetsuya Yamagami.”
The police are currently holding him.
The gun used during the shooting was found on the spot and was believed to be homemade, NHK said.
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