Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Shot Dead in Nara City
While making a stump speech on a street in Nara City, former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot by a man from behind.
Abe was unconscious when he was rushed to a hospital and was bleeding from the chest.
Video (NHK News): Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Shot in Nara City, Suspect Immediately Taken Down pic.twitter.com/4nvfHsstVo
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Police were able to immediately take down the man suspected of firing at Abe.
UPDATE: FORMER PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE HAS DIED
Handguns are banned in Japan. The weapon used in the shooting appears to be an improvised sawed-off shotgun.
RIP Shinzo Abe (21 September 1954 – 7 July 2022)
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