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Shinzo Abe

Abe shooting suspect had grudge against 'specific organization': police

Alleged shooter used handmade gun, had served in Japan's armed forces

Tetsuya Yamagami, holding his apparently homemade gun, lower right, is detained by the police near the site of the shooting in Nara, Japan, on July 8. (Nara Shimbun via Kyodo) 

NARA, Japan -- The suspect who allegedly shot Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the police here that he had a grudge against a "specific organization," and that he thought Abe had a link to that group, a police official said at news conference on Friday.

The suspect, now detained for attempted murder, is identified as Tetsuya Yamagami. He is 41 years old.

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