Former Japan PM Shinzo Abe shot, feared dead

Tokyo, 8/7:Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe has been shot, a government spokesman said Friday, as local media reported the ex-premier was showing no vital signs.

“Former prime minister Abe was shot at around 11:30 am,” in the country’s western region of Nara, chief cabinet secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told reporters.


“One man, believed to be the shooter, has been taken into custody. The condition of former prime minister Abe is currently unknown.”

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