Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Shot In Chest, Rushed To Hospital; Suspect Arrested
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reportedly been shot in the chest during a campaign speech in the city of Nara. According to NHK what sounded like ‘consecutive bangs’ were heard, after which Abe could be seen bleeding – with some reports saying from the neck.
Abe appeared unconscious, according to LDP (Liberal Democratic Party) members.
BREAKING: NHK reports former PM Abe collapsed during a speech in Nara; reporter on the scene reports he’s bleeding and a sound like a gunshot was heard https://t.co/nuH08WHxv7
— Gearoid Reidy リーディー・ガロウド (@GearoidReidy) July 8, 2022
Wow l’ancien premier ministre Shinzo Abe se serait fait tiré dessus lors d’un meeting à Nara.pic.twitter.com/KxFZApaF2B
— ⛩ Ryo Saeba ⛩ (@Ryo_Saeba_3) July 8, 2022
A suspect, believed to be a young or middle-aged man, was apprehended at the scene.