Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated by a gunman who opened hearth throughout his marketing campaign speech.
The 67-year-old was assassinated Friday on a road in western Japan by a gunman who opened hearth behind him.
A double-barrelled system that seemed to be a home made gun was seen on the bottom.
He was airlifted to a close-by hospital in Nara. Officers say he was pronounced lifeless after receiving large blood transfusions.
Abe was Japan’s longest-serving chief when he resigned in 2020.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the assassination of the Japanese chief is “surprising,” and that Canada has “misplaced a detailed good friend” together with his dying.
“The assassination of (Abe) is extremely surprising — and I’m deeply saddened,” Trudeau stated on Twitter on Friday.
“The world has misplaced an important man of imaginative and prescient, and Canada has misplaced a detailed good friend. My ideas are together with his spouse, Akie, and the individuals of Japan as they mourn this loss. You’ll be missed, my good friend.”
International Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, attending the G20 international ministers assembly in Indonesia, stated she expressed Canada’s condolences to Japanese international minister Yoshimasa Hayashi.
“We’re saddened and horrified by the latest information coming from Japan,” she stated.
In an announcement launched by the White Home, U.S. President Joe Biden stated he was “surprised, outraged and deeply saddened by the information that my good friend Abe Shinzo, former prime minister of Japan, was shot and killed whereas campaigning.”