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Who is Shinzo Abe, a former prime minister of Japan? What was the reason behind shooting him, and why?


The shooter who shot former prime minister Shinzo Abe on Friday morning as he was giving a lecture in western Nara city has been named by Japanese authorities. Although it is not apparent what caused the crime, police have detained a male suspect.

According to rumors, Abe was shot in the back by a shotgun. Abe was brought to a hospital, according to officials, who also noted that he was not exhibiting any vital signs. Abe was backing the electoral campaign of a member of the Liberal Democratic Party. At about 11.30 am, he passed out.

Abe was bleeding from the neck, according to an NHK reporter who was there. Two gunshot sounds were audible to the reporter.

A 41-year-old guy named Tetsuya Yamagami has been named as the murderer. After the gunshot, he was detained right away for attempted murder.

At the scene, police discovered a gun that the guy was ostensibly holding. It is rumored that the weapon is homemade.

Two cylindrical metal parts that looked to have been tightly tied with black tape were seen laying on the road close to the attack’s scene in an image.

Shinzo Abe’s shooter is a former member of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, according to Fuji TV. However, no formal declaration has yet been made by the authorities.

NHK was informed by two people who saw the incident that the man came up behind Abe while he was giving his speech. The witnesses reported hearing a gunshot, but no one appeared to be hurt. Abe was struck by a second shot, slumped to the ground, and people ran to help.

Abe was shot at close range while delivering a campaign address for a Liberal Democratic Party candidate.

The cause of the occurrence is still unknown to the authorities, despite the numerous rumors that are circulating.

Abe, a 1954-born man, served as Japan’s prime minister twice, from 2012 to 2020 and from 2006 to 2007.

The longest-serving Japanese prime minister was Abe. During his distinguished career, he held the vital positions of Chief Cabinet Secretary and opposition leader. When Abe was chosen to serve in the House of Representatives in 1993, his career in public life officially began.

Shinzo Abe leans conservative on an ideological level. He had been labeled as a right-wing nationalist Japanese by observers. He belonged to the Nippon Kaigi group, which disputes several significant facets of Japanese histories, such as the use of “comfort women” during World War 2.

Shinzo Abe’s ulcerative colitis forced him to step down as Japan’s prime minister in August 2020.

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