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Police Reveal Motive Behind Former Japan PM Shinzo Abe’s Assassination

The alleged assassin who shot dead Shinzo Abe on Friday believed the former Japanese prime minister was involved in a “specific organization” — and that his grudge wasn’t political, police said.

The suspected killer, Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, was tackled to the ground just moments after he allegedly opened fire on the 67-year-old former leader as he delivered a campaign speech in the western region of Nara.

In an interview with investigators, Yamagami allegedly admitted to plotting to kill Abe because he thought the ex-prime minister was connected to an organization that he bore a grudge against.

Police did not reveal the name of the organization or elaborate on what it believed in, adding it wasn’t clear if the group even existed.

The alleged assassin’s grudge did not appear to be about politics, according to police.

Yamagami was calm as he responded to questions during his interview and investigators are still trying to nail down whether he acted alone, police added.

The alleged killer was a Nara resident and had worked at Japan’s Maritime Self-Defence Forces for three years, but now appeared to be unemployed, cops said.

Chilling photos and video have emerged that allegedly show Yamagami standing behind Abe just moments before he opened fire with a homemade gun.

Abe, Japan’s longest serving PM, had just started delivering a speech when the initial shot rang out. The politician could be seen clutching his chest and slowly tumbling to the ground as the second shot was fired.

Guards immediately pinned the gunman to the ground and his black, double-barreled weapon was spotted nearby.

Abe was pronounced dead around five and a half hours later after being rushed to hospital where he received more than 100 units of blood in transfusions.

He bled to death from deep wounds to the heart and the right side of his neck, authorities said.

“I am simply speechless over the news of Abe’s death,” Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Abe’s protege, said.

“This attack is an act of brutality that happened during the elections — the very foundation of our democracy — and is absolutely unforgivable.”

  • Hand Of God says:

    1 The PM was Good or Bad not stated a Pro People or a Pro Deather not stated. Killing is Wrong for Gain but can be something to save your life, and none of this fits that. Lets hope the Japanese are What I have always known them to be good people and will do right not Marxist
    Today’s Words are The Gift of Guilt and Humility = Morality

  • Another POS leftist. The world herds to eliminate all leftist political organizations.

  • souperd says:

    Japan needs to ban guns…wait….what? They already do? Well then they need more restrictive gun laws. What? They’re already some of the most restrictive gun laws in the world? WTF? This isn’t fitting the narrative. Well they should do something about the gun problem anyway, even if it’s totally useless and wouldn’t have made any difference. They have to do something, right?
    This sarcasm is to illustrate the stupidity of the moronic left. Criminals will always find a weapon to commit their diabolical deeds. Bottom line is: It isn’t the gun that carries out the premeditated violence it is the lunatic (prompted, goaded, incited or instigated by the DEEP STATE, as in FbI here in the US).

    • H says:

      That’s what I’ve been saying. They all talk about removing guns from the population
      ( sound familiar?) but criminals can always get them

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