Analysis

The 2.5 second lapse among other security issues that left Shinzo Abe exposed

By Satoshi Sugiyama, Sam Nussey, Ju-Min Park
July 21 2022 - 6:41am
Shinzo Abe's killing in the western city of Nara shocked a nation where gun violence is rare. Picture: Getty

Bodyguards could have saved Shinzo Abe if they shielded him or removed him from the line of fire in the 2.5 seconds between a missed first shot and a second round of gunfire that fatally wounded him, according to eight security experts who reviewed footage of the former Japanese leader's assassination.

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