An Assassin Shot The Former Prime Minster Of Japan

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Shinzo Abe Was Rushed To The Hospital Following A Shooting With What Appeared To Be A Shotgun.

Shinzo Abe, a former Japanese prime minister, has been rushed to hospital following a shooting during a speech.

Former Liberal Democratic Party leader, Abe is Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, holding office from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2020, before resigning due to health reasons.

This video posted by a Japanese news outlet shows the prime minister giving a speech and collapsing after a loud boom and smoke appear.

NHK reported Abe collapsed while giving a campaign speech and appeared to be bleeding after a possible gunshot from the back. He was moved to Nara Medical University.

The United States ambassador to Japan, former mayor of Chicago and Obama confidant, Rahm Emmanuel has this to say: “We are all saddened and shocked by the shooting of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. Abe-san has been an outstanding leader of Japan and unwavering ally of the U.S. The U.S. Government and American people are praying for the well-being of Abe-san, his family, & people of Japan.”

The shooter was quickly tackled by bystanders and arrested.

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