Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe passed away after being shot while campaigning


Posted on 08 July 2022


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Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe passed away after being shot while campaigning. Abe was shot in the chest while giving an address on stage at Nara. "Former prime minister Abe was shot at around 11:30 am in Nara. One man, believed to be the shooter, has been taken into custody," Japan's senior cabinet secretary, informed reporters. Local media reports claimed that he had experienced pulmonary cardiac arrest. Images taken at the scene showed a number of ambulances and emergency professionals working to save him. Abe was captured on camera face-up and covered in blood as he lay beside a guardrail on the street. He was surrounded by a throng of people, one of them was massaging his heart. A 41-year-old guy was detained for attempted murder and his gun was seized after he appeared to have shot Abe in the back. India declared July 9th a day of national mourning, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised him as a statesman who greatly improved bilateral relations.


Key Points

  • Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe passed away after being shot while campaigning. Abe was shot in the chest while giving an address on stage at Nara.

  • India declared July 9th a day of national mourning, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised him as a statesman who greatly improved bilateral relations.


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