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Japanese Prime Minister Kishida: Abe is in critical condition after assassination attempt

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida: Abe is in critical condition after assassination attempt

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was in critical condition after the assassination attempt.

“Former Prime Minister Abe was attacked today in Nara Prefecture. His condition is extremely serious,” he said.


The police report that the politician was shot in the neck on the right and in the chest on the left.


Shinzo Abe was attacked during a street speech during an election campaign in the city of Nara. The politician was wounded from a firearm and hospitalized unconscious. The prefectural fire department said he was in “a state of cardiac and pulmonary arrest,” a Japanese term for near-death experience that only a doctor can confirm, not rescuers.


According to preliminary data, the attacker is 41-year-old Tetsuya Yamagami, who previously served in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. He is currently under arrest.