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BREAKING: Former Japan PM Shinzo Abe pronounced dead after shooting
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Fri, 8 Jul 2022   ||   Japan, Japan
 

Ex-Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe has been confirmed dead.

“Former prime minister Abe died at a hospital in Kashihara city, Nara, where he was receiving medical treatment”, said national broadcaster NHK.

Abe was shot Friday morning while delivering a speech ahead of Sunday’s parliamentary election.

Abe collapsed after a man opened fire from behind; two bullets hit him.

The politician was speaking in front of Kintetsu Railway’s Yamato-Saidaiji Station.

Abe, ex-leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), was campaigning for a LDP candidate.

The 67-year-old was rushed to the Nara Medical University Hospital in Kashihara City.

The local police and emergency services had disclosed that Abe showed no vital signs.

The Nara City Fire Department said he was in cardio-pulmonary arrest before being taken to the hospital.

Abe, the longest-serving PM, stepped down in August 2020 due to a relapse of chronic intestinal disease.

The police have arrested Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, a former member of the Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) for attempted murder.

 

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