Former Japanese leader Shinzo Abe reportedly shot while giving speech - world cultures

Former Japanese leader Shinzo Abe reportedly shot while giving speech


Shinzo Abe

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who appeared during a press conference in August 2020, was reported to have been shot on Friday while giving a speech.Frank Robichon / Pool Image via AP

TOKYO – Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has suffered a severe heart haemorrhage after apparently being shot by a bullet during his campaign speech in western Japan, NHK public television reported Friday.

NHK says Abby has been hospitalized.

Eyewitnesses reported hearing gunshots in what appeared to be the attack in Nara. He was standing during a campaign speech ahead of Sunday’s Senate elections.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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