The Ex Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe (21 September 1954 – 8 July 2022), has passed away after being shot while giving a speech at a western Japan campaign event. Grieving the death of the former Prime Minister, Indian PM Modi has declared July 9 a day of mourning.
According to the media, Shinzo, who was 67 years old, suffered from a cardiac arrest right after being shot at Nara. He was shot in the chest at around 11.30 a.m. and had been bleeding profusely from the neck until he was taken to the hospital.
According to the latest updates, Shinzo has passed away. He was airlifted for emergency treatment to the hospital. However, the doctors had announced that he was in a cardio-respiratory arrest. The coroner had already stated that no “vital signs” could be found.
There were two shots that were fired at him. While the first one did not have much effect, the second shot sounded like a huge bang. A woman at the scene reported:
“After the second shot, people surrounded him and gave him cardiac massage.”
According to the local reports, the man who aimed a shot at him has been arrested and is being interrogated by the police. His name is Yamamashi Tetsuya and is in his 40s. The local witnesses said that the man came from behind while Abe was delivering a speech for the upcoming election.
Here is a video of the shooter being detained after taking his aim at Shinzo Abe.
Abe was the longest-serving Prime Minister of Japan. He was elected for the first time in 2006 when he held the post for a year. He was later appointed as the PM in 2012 and served until 2020. He had to step down from his position for his health.
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