The agency reveals the reason why the attacker targeted Shinzo Abe

Kyodo News, citing sources familiar with the investigation, said the shooter who shot former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had originally planned to attack the leader of a religious group.

Earlier, the NHK website reported that Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, who was arrested for the murder of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said that by targeting Abe, he wanted to oppose and send a message to a certain group that the alleged Abe belonged.

Shinzo Abe was attacked on Friday morning in the Japanese city of Nara while he was giving a speech, as a result of gunfire from behind, as a result of which he was injured and died.

41-year-old striker Tetsuya Yamagami fired two shots from behind the back of the Japanese politician, from a distance of about 10 meters, and after the second shot, Abe fell.

Sources said that during the attack, Abi was wounded in the right side of the neck, after which bleeding was observed. In addition, bleeding was recorded in the chest area on the left, noting that at the time of the injury he was conscious, but during transportation his condition became critical, “with cardiac and pulmonary arrest.”

Police and security forces immediately arrested the shooter, 41-year-old Tetsuya Yamagami. He did not show any resistance during the arrest.

Japanese media reported that Yamagami served in the country’s Maritime Self-Defense Force for three years until 2005.

And the media, citing informed sources, report that the perpetrator of the attack on former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was not satisfied with Abe and wanted to kill him.

Source: RIA Novosti

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