The former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe was shot earlier today and was left unconscious. He was shot while giving an election speech in Nara. Visuals online show that 67-year-old Abe collpsed while his shirt was smeared with blood.
He has been taken to a hospital by a medical evacuation helicopter, but reports online suggest that he has not been showing vital signs. The sudden attack on the former Prime Minister has come as a shock to Twitterati. Japan is known to be one of the world's safest and peaceful countries. Twitter users have been sending prayers for the recovery of the former prime minister.
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Online reports claim that Abe collapsed after he was hit by two bullets from the back. The name of the suspect is Tetsuya Yamagami. He was nabbed by security officials. Yamagami has been a former maritime self-defence force member according to a news published by Reuters.