The man who shot former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Toruya Yamagami (or Yamagami Tetsuya) told police: “I am dissatisfied with Abe Shinzo, so the goal is to kill him.” According to FTV News:
When former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave a speech in Nara this morning, Toruya Yamagami, a 41-year-old former member of the Maritime Self-Defense Force, shot 2 shots with a homemade pistol. Abe was shot in the chest and right neck, and his heart and lungs were stopped. were suppressed and arrested. Toruya Yamagami explained the reason during the interrogation, bluntly saying “I am dissatisfied with Abe Shinzo, so the goal is to kill him.”
Police later arrested a suspect, Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, who later became a member of the Maritime Self-Defense Force from 2003 to 2005.
According to the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK), when police interrogated, the suspect Yamagami Toru also said: “I am dissatisfied with Abe, so I want to kill him as a target.” The report also pointed out that the original news reported that the murder weapon was a shotgun, but after investigation it was suspected to be a homemade pistol.