Japan’s ex-Prime Minister Abe dies after being shot: Report | Politics News


NHK says Abe died hours after being shot whereas campaigning within the metropolis of Nara.

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has died after being shot whereas campaigning within the western metropolis of Nara, the NHK broadcaster has introduced.

NHK reported Abe’s dying on Friday, hours after the 67-year-old was shot within the chest and the neck.

The broadcaster cited sources in Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Get together (LDP).

Abe was shot at about 11:30am (02:30 GMT.

NHK mentioned its reporter on the scene heard a gun going off twice earlier than Abe collapsed to the bottom, clutching his chest and bleeding.

He was instantly taken to the hospital, however native media reported hearth officers saying on the time that he was not exhibiting any very important indicators.

A 41-year-old male suspect was arrested on the scene.

Abe served as Japan’s prime minister from December 2012 to September 2020, making him the nation’s longest serving prime minister.

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