The former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has died hours after being shot by an assailant as he was giving a speech during a political campaign for a member of his party in the City of Nara, Japan.
On Friday 8th July 2022, Shinzo was shot in the chest and rushed to Nara Medical University Hospital.
Abe’s death was confirmed by Dr. Hidetada Fukushima, professor in charge of emergency medicine at Nara Medical University Hospital where he succumbed to death.
“Abe has died at the age of 67 from excessive bleeding and the bullet that killed him was deep enough to reach his heart,” Dr. Fukushima said in a news conference.
According to the international media, Japanese Police has arrested the suspect in connection with the shooting and recovered what appeared to be a homemade gun that left the Ex-Prime Minister bleeding heavily.
Shinzo Abe was the longest serving Japanese Prime Minister in Japanese history.