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Japan’s former PM Abe has died after being shot

Shinzo Abe, the former Japanese Prime Minister has died at the age 67. He was killed during a public speech. NHK reports that he was gunned down by the Japanese Liberal Democratic Party.

It followed media reports that Abe was showing no vital signs after the shooting, which appears to have been carried out with a homemade firearm. At the time, Abe was campaigning for the upcoming election in Japan’s city Nara.

Hirokazu Matsuno, chief cabinet secretary, was one of the first to confirm details about Friday’s attack. “unforgivable”While noting that the suspect was arrested. Yamagami Tetsuya was identified by NHK News. He is believed to be in his forties. A weapon was recovered from the crime scene and Yamagami Tetsuya was charged with attempted murder.

Witnesses claimed that the gunman shot at Abe from the behind. They also reported hearing loud bangs and then seeing Abe fall on the stage. He died shortly after being taken to the hospital.

Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, Abe resigned in 2020 due to health issues but remained an influential political figure, and was speaking on behalf of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party when he was shot.

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