Breaking News: Former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot on chest, during speech
Former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot at in western Japan on Friday, reported Japan-based media house NHK. A suspect has been detained and is being questioned, added the report
Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo collapsed during a speech in the city of Nara, in western Japan. Initial reports say he may have been injured. An NHK reporter on site heard something that sounded like a gunshot, and saw Abe bleeding,’ it said in an alert.
Shinzo Abe shot in the chest in Nara. Attacker caught. pic.twitter.com/WfkUDH9lfo
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The incident occurred at around 11.30 am (8.29 am IST) on Friday.
The report said that Abe was making a speech on a street in the city when he was attacked. A suspect has been caught and is being questioned, it added