Japan ex PM Shinzo Abe shot at during campaign speech

Japanese broadcaster NHK reported that Abe was found bleeding after he collapsed while campaigning in city of Nara.

According to Japanese public broadcaster NHK, Abe was seen bleeding and the reporter present at the site “heard something that sounded like a gunshot.” 

Abe was attacked by a man from behind while he was making a stump speech  on a street in Nara on Friday, according to the Japan Times.

A young woman at the scene told NHK that the "first shot sounded like a  toy" but Abe "didn't fall and there was a large bang," reported AFP.

The witness added that the "second shot was more visible, you could see the spark and smoke." 

Police said they have arrested the man for attempted murder and are questioning him, NHK reported.