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Tetsuya Yamagami is suspected of being the man who approached Abe from behind and calmly fired a gun. Multiple videos showed him being tackled by police.
Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, who sustained gunshot wounds during a campaign speech in Nara, Japan, died Friday morning.
The shooting suspect in the death of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reportedly citing personal reasons for the attack.
He is 41 years old.
Shinzo Abe Murder
Abe, 67, held the title of prime minister from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2020, having also served as president of the Liberal Democratic Party for the latter time.
The event was taking place in the southern city of Nara. Mr. Abe, 67, was making a campaign speech outside a railway station for Kei Sato, an incumbent member of the upper house of parliament.
Mr. Sato is standing for the ruling party, the Liberal Democrats, in elections for the Upper House scheduled for 10 July.
At 11:30 local time (02:30 GMT), footage of the event shows the man moving forward, minutes after the former prime minister starts his speech. Shots ring out, and Mr. Abe falls to the ground, visibly bleeding.
As terrified spectators duck down, security officials tackle the 41-year-old suspect, who does not attempt to run. They wrestle him to the ground and take him into custody.
Bystanders care for Mr. Abe as he lies bleeding, and he is airlifted to Nara Medical University Hospital for treatment. Media reports say he can speak in the minutes after the attack but subsequently loses consciousness.
He is in cardiac arrest on arrival at the hospital. Unsuccessful attempts are made to resuscitate him, and he is given a blood transfusion but is pronounced dead at 17:03.
Doctors say he received two wounds that damaged an artery and suffered significant heart damage.
They add that both wounds were deep, and blood loss was the cause of death.
No bullets were found during surgery.