Terrible. It seems that he was shot through the heart. The shooter has been apprehended.
Video from Australia – can only be viewed on YouTube:
Police have arrested Yamagami Tetsuya for attempted murder. [Report prior to Abe’s death was announced] Investigative sources told NHK a gun seized at the scene appeared to be handmade.
The 41-year-old suspect lives in Nara city where the shooting took place. Defense sources say the suspect worked for the Maritime Self Defense Force for three years until around 2005.
Police say the suspect told investigators that he was dissatisfied with the former prime minister and intended to kill him.
Japan has very restrictive gun laws, which probably explains why the gun was handmade.