Former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been sh0t de@d while delivering a speech.
The ex-Prime Minister was assassinated in the city of Nora.
A man believed in his early 40s, Tetsuya Yamagami, was arrested at the scene as the prime suspect.
Tetsuya Yamagami is said to have a record with the police of having threatened to kill Abe, 67, because he has been dissatisfied with his government.
Abe remains the longest-serving Japanese premiere after stepping down in 2020.
Current PM Fumio Kishida condemned the shooting and said he was “lost for words”.
“I have great respect for the legacy Shinzo Abe left behind and I pay the deepest condolences to him,” Kishida said in an broadcast to the nation.
Abe was delivering his campaign speech ahead of Sunday’s Upper House elections.