Former Japanese PM Abe dies after shooting

Shinzo Abe, a former Japanese prime minister, passed away after suffering serious wounds in a shooting. NHK, a Japanese news outlet, reports Abe’s passing. According to sources in Shinzo Abe’s political party, the Liberal Democratic Party, he has passed away, according to the NHK.

He was killed by gunfire on Friday morning as he was giving a speech in Nara. He received a chest shot. He was taken to the ambulance right away. He was speaking while the election was being campaigned for. He kept talking until he was taken to the hospital, according to the NHK.

Tetsuya Yamagami, 42, who shot Abe, has been detained by police, who are also conducting an investigation. Age-wise, Abe was 67. Between 2012 and 2020, he held the office of prime minister twice, from 2006 to 2007.

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