Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe dies after being shot at a rally in Nara

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Japanese PM Shinzo Abe died due to fatal wounds after he was shot on the stage while giving a speech in Nara, Abe who was 67 years old was instantly rushed to the hospital where he was declared deceased by the hospital staff.

As per the information from the chief cabinet secretary, Abe had been on the stage while delivering a speech when an armed man emerged from the crowd and shot him, one man  who is being suspected as the assailant has been arrested.

As per the suggestions made from the local media, the former PM suffered a Cardiac arrest, as pictures and videos of Mr Abe being surrounded by emergency personnel and security guards, we could notice that the white shirt he had worn that day had turned red due to his blood as he is sprawled against the hand rail.

Who was the shooter of Shinzo Abe

A 41 year old man has been taken into custody by the police who is being suspected of Shooting the former Japanese PM in the back, a gun has been found on his person an he has been charged with attempted murder.

What do eye witnesses say

A reporter from the Public broadcaster NHK claimed that there had been two loud bangs during the speech of Shinzo Abe, the former PM had been making the speech at the Nara campaign when a man shot him in the back, another woman claimed.

After what was possibly a second shot fired at him, Shinzo Abe collapsed head first, it is said that weapon confiscated was possibly a shotgun, Japan being a country with the strictest gun laws among the major economies of the world, thus make such shooting incidents rare.

Shinzo Abe as PM

Shinzo had been the longest serving PM of the country in its history, first assuming office in the year 2006 for an year and then again from 2012 to 2020 when he had stepped down due to medical conditions