In what is almost an unheard of event, in an act of utter barbarity, The Japanese Prime Minister has been shot at close range by a single assailant
The world has reacted with shock and horror following the shooting of former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe on Friday. Abe was giving a campaign speech in the precinct of Nara about 11.30am local time on Friday when he was shot in the back, local media reports. He has been rushed to hospital, but is reportedly showing no vital signs, and a man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, AFP reported.
From eyewitness accounts, it is possible the would-be killer used a home made weapon, Japan averaging less than 10 gun deaths per year.
Local media have reported Mr Abe was shot from behind “with a shot gun” and “appears to be in a state of cardio-respiratory arrest”, which AFP report is “a term used in Japan before a feared death can be confirmed by a doctor”.
Original accounts indicated he had died, updated details, thank God, list him in critical condition, now in surgery. God grant he survives this disgusting assault by a snivelling coward who shot him in the back.
More to follow.