Shinzo Abe, former Japanese Prime Minister, was pronounced dead after being shot by a gunman.


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Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe died after being shot by a gunman during a campaign event. The suspect is from Nara.

According to local media, the attacker was “dissatisfied” with Abe and wanted to kill him.

The 41-year-old ex-Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force member opened fire on Abe with a homemade rifle.

When two shots rang out outside a train station in the western city of Nara, Abe was giving a campaign speech.
The shooting is a shocking development in a country known for its low levels of violent crime and strict gun laws, and it involves perhaps Japan’s most well-known politician. When the apparent sound of gunshots was heard, Abe was delivering a stump speech at an event ahead of Sunday’s upper house elections.

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