According to local media, Japan’s former PM Shinzo Abe is showing “no vital signs” after allegedly being shot at a campaign rally in the Nara region.”
Ex Prime Minister Abe was attacked around 11:30 a.m. in Nara. One man has been arrested and is thought to be the shooter.
At this time, it is unknown how former Prime Minister Abe is doing “Hirokazu Matsuno, the chief cabinet secretary, told reporters.
On the other hand, the current Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida reported that Abe’s condition is critical and doctors are trying very hard to save him.
According to police sources cited by national broadcaster NHK, a man in his 40s was detained for attempted murder and had a gun seized from him.
As per NHK and the Kyodo news agencies, the former leader was giving a speech today at an event ahead of Sunday’s upper house electoral when the sound of gunshots was heard.
Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi also shared his heartfelt wish for the speedy recovery of Shinzo Abe.