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Ex-PM Abe dies after being shot during speech in west Japan

Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Mainichi)

Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe died after being shot by a man during a stump speech in the western Japan city of Nara on July 8, sources close to the case have revealed. He was 67.

    Abe was delivering a campaign speech for a candidate in the July 10 House of Councillors election near Kintetsu Railway Co.'s Yamato-Saidaiji Station when he was shot at around 11:25 a.m.

    He was transported to Nara Medical University Hospital but was in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest.

    Nara Prefectural Police arrested Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, from Nara Prefecture on the spot. He was in possession of an object appearing to be a gun near the scene of the attack.


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