The individual who is believed to have pulled the trigger on former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was detained for attempted murder on Friday when he was making a stump speech, according to reports from the local media.
According to national broadcaster NHK, which cited sources inside the police department, the individual, the name of whom has not been revealed at this time, was detained and a firearm was taken into custody. When the AFP tried to get a statement from the local police, they were unable to do so promptly.
NHK, a Japanese media outlet, claimed on Friday that former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was the target of gunfire in western Japan. It was alleged that he arrived at the hospital with “no vital signs” after being taken there.
NHK, a Japanese public television station, said on Friday that Abe had slumped and was bleeding after reportedly being shot at a campaign address in western Japan.
According to NHK, Abe had been bleeding before to collapsing and being transported to the hospital.
In what seems to have been an incident in Nara, witnesses said that they heard gunshots. During his statement in support of a candidate in the upcoming election for the upper chamber of parliament, which will take place on Sunday, he was standing.
“During a speech in Nara, Japan’s second-largest city, former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo fell to the ground. Initial indications indicate that he was hurt. A gunshot was heard by an NHK reporter on the scene, who observed Abe bleeding “It was stated in a notification.