Parliamentary elections are to be held in Japan this Sunday. In such a situation, Shinzo Abe had the responsibility of winning his Liberal Democratic Party. So he had come to Nara city to campaign for his party’s candidates. Apparently that visit was confirmed only yesterday i.e. late Thursday night.
- Questions are being raised on the murder of Shinzo Abe, how did the attacker get the information?
- Shinzo Abe’s visit was approved just hours before the attack
- The attacker shot twice with a modified shotgun
How did the attacker know about the tour?
Parliamentary elections are to be held in Japan this Sunday. In such a situation, Shinzo Abe had the responsibility of winning his Liberal Democratic Party. So he had come to Nara city to campaign for his party’s candidates. Apparently that visit was only confirmed yesterday, late Thursday, so how the suspect managed to trace and prepare for it remains a big question. This type of violence is extremely rare in Japan. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called the attack a “disgusting act”. He said the motive of the attacker is yet to be ascertained but its connection with the ongoing election campaign cannot be ruled out.
Who is the attacker who killed Shinzo Abe
The man who shot Shinzo Abe has been identified as 41-year-old Tetsuya Yamagami. It is being told that after the attack, the attacker Tetsuya Yamagami did not run away from the scene and remained standing there. Abe’s bodyguards and police arrested him with weapons from the scene. The attacker told police during interrogation that he was not happy with Shinzo Abe and had attacked with the intention of killing him. Sources in the Japanese Defense Ministry are claiming that the attacker was a former member of the Tetsuya Yamagami Self-Defense Force. He served in the Self Defense Force from 2002 to 2005.
Which gun killed Shinzo Abe?
Attacker Tetsuya Yamagami used a modified shotgun to assassinate former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. This weapon was small and home made. In such a situation, the attacker easily managed to bring him to the spot by hiding it in his camera back. Shotguns have a short range, but can be lethal when attacked from close range. In such a situation, it is believed that the attacker came close to Shinzo Abe and attacked..