Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was attacked during his speech and was either unconscious or shot.

Former Prime Minister

Shinzo Abe , who was giving a speech in front of Kintetsu Yamato-Saidaiji Station in Nara City, Nara Prefecture, was shot and injured by what appears to be a shotgun, and was taken to the hospital. There is no awareness of Mr. Abe, and information about cardiopulmonary arrest is flowing.

[Old News] Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dies and is shot during a speech --GIGAZINE

Former Prime Minister Abe being shot by a gun and in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest during a speech in Nara City | NHK

・ Incident occurrence-Transportation by ambulance crew (around 11:30 to 11:55)
・ Transportation by doctor helicopter (after 12:00)
・ Fumio Kishida's press conference

・ Incident occurrence-transportation by ambulance crew
The incident occurred near the bus terminal at the north exit of Yamato-Saidaiji Station. Mr. Abe was giving a speech on a table set up in the zebra zone next to the pedestrian crossing.

According to the information, Mr. Abe collapsed due to a gunshot immediately after the speech began. The man who shot was immediately secured locally, and the gun that was believed to have been used was also confiscated.

Images and photos of the situation immediately after are posted on Twitter. The shooting itself and the fallen Abe are not shown, but the tense scene and the suspect who was arrested are included.

Attack on former Prime Minister Abe (provided by witnesses) --YouTube

Former Prime Minister Abe is shot with a gun and cardiopulmonary arrest Heart massage-YouTube

NHK reports the image of the moment of shooting that the local people took, and you can see that white smoke is rising at the time of shooting. The place where Mr. Abe collapses is cut.

[Video] Former Prime Minister Abe Video of what appears to have been shot by a gun | NHK

The Asahi Shimbun and Reuters have photos of Mr. Abe who collapses after being shot and receives relief. From the photo, you can see that blood is bleeding around Mr. Abe's left chest.

Former Prime Minister Abe was shot and cardiopulmonary arrest arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of two shots during a speech: Asahi Shimbun Digital

Japan ex-prime minister Shinzo Abe taken to hospital after apparent shooting --NHK | Reuters

Kansai Telecasting Corporation has released images taken by viewers taken from a different angle.

[Breaking news] Former Prime Minister Abe shoots a man in his 40s arrested A gunshot in the video Mr. Abe has a cardiopulmonary arrest | Kansai News | News | Kansai Telecasting Corporation

Former Prime Minister Abe Shot with a gun and seriously fired at the moment Nara city --YouTube

MBS also released a video from another angle.

[Momentary video of shooting] At the moment when former Prime Minister Abe was shot during the speech, two shooting sounds and the shooting man's arrest (July 8, 2022) --YouTube

Mr. Abe who can be put on an ambulance. The report to the Nara City Fire Department was at 11:31. The ambulance crew was dispatched at 11:32 and arrived at the scene at 11:37. Mr. Abe was transported from the site at 11:54. A doctor helicopter was requested at 11:36, and Mr. Abe was handed over from the ambulance crew to the doctor helicopter at 12:09.

Former Prime Minister Abe is shot down-YouTube

・ Transportation by doctor helicopter
The doctor helicopter took off at 12:13. Mr Abe was immediately taken to Nara Medical University Hospital. Arriving at the hospital at 12:20, he was conscious at the time of transportation and there was information that he responded to the call, but it is also reported that the police have information on cardiopulmonary arrest.

Mr. Abe unloaded from the doctor helicopter

[Breaking news] Former Prime Minister Abe was shot with a gun and cardiopulmonary arrest. Two shots hit the left chest. Transported to a hospital by a doctor helicopter. Secured the identity of a man in his 40s (July 8, 2022) --YouTube

TBS is broadcasting a helicopter over the local hospital.

[LIVE / helicopter broadcast] Former Prime Minister Abe was shot and cardiopulmonary arrest Government officials 'Information that it is quite life-threatening' --YouTube

The condition of Mr. Abe after being taken to the hospital has not been clarified, but it is reported that he has a gunshot wound / bleeding in the right neck and subcutaneous bleeding in the left chest.

Mr. Abe originally planned to visit Nagano Prefecture on July 8, but he said he had changed to visit Nara and Kyoto in order to support candidates for his faction due to changes in the election situation.

According to Nikkei, the movement of the market after the shooting was reported was like this.

The person who shot was Tetsuya Yamagami (41 years old), who lives in Nara prefecture, and was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Former Prime Minister Abe arrested a 41-year-old man after being shot by a shotgun during a street speech ... Yomiuri Shimbun Online

Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is attacked in Nara [Photo Feature 1/20] | Mainichi Shimbun

The gun used for the crime was not a shotgun but a 'self-made one'. In addition, government officials have reported that the suspect was a former Maritime Self-Defense Force member, but at the time of the crime, it seems that the occupation is unknown.

NHK captures a suspected person waiting just before the incident.

The suspect stated to the investigation that he was 'dissatisfied with former Prime Minister Abe and aimed to kill him.'

It is reported that the follow-up report states that 'it is not a grudge against political beliefs.'

After 17:00, a heavily armed police officer began searching for the suspect's home.

・ Fumio Kishida's press conference
A part of the question and answer session by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida from around 14:45 is as follows.

Prime Minister Kishida:
First of all, this morning, before noon, I heard that former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot in Nara Prefecture and is currently in a serious condition. I am aware that hard emergency measures are being taken now. First of all, I would like to pray from the bottom of my heart that former Prime Minister Abe will manage to save his life. The background of this crime is not yet fully understood, but in any case, it is a sneaky brutality that occurred during the elections that are the basis of democracy, and it can never be forgiven. I am thinking. I will blame you with the strictest words.

The government would like to take all possible measures so that we can anticipate and respond to any situation in the future. I think that the question 'impact on future political affairs, etc.' should not be touched on now, as emergency and lifesaving measures are being carried out hard, and I myself think about that. Not available. First of all, in response to this harsh reality, lifesaving measures will be taken firmly, and the government will prepare thorough measures that can respond to all situations. I think this is important.

――What is decided by today's response, and what is your response to the election campaign as the president of the Liberal Democratic Party?

In the future, I would like to return all the ministers to Tokyo after this. Gather ministers to recognize this situation, and to share and confirm the government's response. I want to do this. No schedule for future elections has been decided. I think we must take appropriate measures after grasping the future situation.

It was announced that Mr. Abe had died after 17:45 on Friday, July 8, 2022. I was 67 years old.

[Old News] Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dies and is shot during a speech --GIGAZINE

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