Shinzo Abe, a 41-year-old man arrested on suspicion of shooting, has confessed to being the shooter. And the shooting was due to his “dissatisfaction” with the former Japanese prime minister. According to a broadcast by NHK, one of Japan’s major public media, a little while ago.
The source said that the 41-year-old man who shot Shinzo Abe on Friday morning, Tetsuya Yamagami, was a former member of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in critical condition after being shot twice while delivering a speech in the western Japanese city of Nara. He is currently being treated by doctors, but hopes are slim.
OKYO: Japanese former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has died, public broadcaster NHK said on Friday (Jul 8)
Abe, 67, had been delivering a stump speech near a train station in the western city of Nara when he was shot by an assailant.