Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been shot while giving a campaign speech in western Japan.
Abe was in a discourse on the road when he was shot.
Witnesses heard two noisy bangs joined by smoke that confounded the scene.
41-year old neighborhood man and Defense sources say the suspect worked
Maritime Self Defense Force for a long time until around 2005.
pecialists have distinguished the suspect as Tetsuya Yamagami, 41,
A weapon, depicted as a shotgun, was recuperated at the scene.
Abe was in the western city of Nara advocating for his party's competitor