Shinzo Abe, former Japan PM, shot during campaign speech

Shinzo Abe, former Japan PM, shot during campaign speech

 Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe has been taken to hospital bleeding after collapsing while delivering a speech in the city of Nara in western Japan, public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday.
Here is what we know so far:
*According to local media reports, Abe is showing no vital signs after attack
*A sound like a gunshot was heard at the time, and a male suspect was detained at the scene, NHK said.
*An NHK reporter on the scene said they could hear two consecutive bangs during Abe's speech.
*According to reports, Abe was shot from behind.
* Abe was holding his chest when he collapsed, with his shirt smeared with blood
*Abe was making an election campaign speech ahead of Sunday’s election for the parliament's upper house
* Japan has some of the world's toughest gun-control laws, and annual deaths from firearms in the country of 125 million people are regularly in single figures. Getting a gun licence is a long and complicated process even for Japanese citizens, who must first get a recommendation from a shooting association and then undergo strict police checks.