The suspected shooter of Shinzo Abe was immediately arrested by the Japanese security forces

Former Japanese Prime Minister

Shinzo Abe

was shot dead this morning.

Shinzo Abe was campaigning in the city of Nara at the time.

The suspect who opened fire was arrested moments later.

Officials say that explosive material has been found from his house. 

Here are 10 big things about the suspect who shot the former Prime Minister of Japan-

  • The shooter who shot at Shinzo Abe has been identified on the basis of reports as Tetsuya Yamagami, who is a local person.  

  • Tetsuya Yamagami is 41 years old and is believed to be a former soldier

  • It is believed that he was standing behind Shinzo Abe.

    About 10 feet away, when he fired.  

  • Shinzo Abe collapsed on the stage in the middle of the speech.

    Yamagami was caught by ground security.

  • Japan's public broadcaster NHK has reported that the man did not try to escape. 

  • Tetsuya Yamagami is being interrogated at Nara Police Station. 

  • According to reports, he targeted Abe "with the intent of murder."

  • According to Tetsuya Yamagami, he was "dissatisfied" with Shinzo Abe.

  • According to reports, he used a short gun.

    He has been charged with attempted murder.  

  • It is believed that the shooter himself made this gun.