On July 8, 2022, Shinzo Abe, the former prime minister of Japan, was shot.

Abe was spotted clutching his chest after allegedly taking two shots to the body.

Firefighters told NHK that the former prime minister was not breathing and that his heart had stopped.

Abe, the longest-serving Prime Minister of Japan, was shot in the back while delivering a speech.

Security personnel grabbed a man right away after the attack, and he apparently made no attempt to run.

Yamagami Tetsuya, 41, has been identified as the suspect.  According to Japanese media, he served in the force for three years until resigning in 2005.

Before the former prime minister, 67, was flown to the hospital, paramedics raced to the site to assist him.

Police claim that he was seen with a sizable improvised weapon.

Despite the fact that the shooter's security squad was surrounding him, the former statesman was shot at close range by the gunman.