Former Japanese PM Abe showing no vital signs after being shot


TOKYO: Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe (pic) collapsed and confirmed no signs of life after being shot on Friday throughout a speech within the western metropolis of Nara, Xinhua reported, quoting an area media report.

A gunshot was heard on the web site and Abe was seen bleeding after he was shot from behind by an unidentified man with a gun, based on the police.

Abe, 67, was rushed to a close-by hospital and confirmed no vital signs, based on native police.

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The police additionally mentioned they detained the person and had been questioning him.

The assailant was arrested on suspicion of tried homicide by the Nara police on the scene, based on native media.

The incident occurred as the previous chief of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party was on a tour to Nara as a part of campaigning for the House of Councillors election scheduled to be held on Sunday. – Bernama

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