Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe confirmed dead after being shot

After being shot during a political event in the Nara region, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe passed away in the hospital today. The alleged gunman was detained by Japanese police at the scene of the crime, which shocked residents of one of the safest nations in the world.

Gunshots were heard when Shinzo Abe was speaking at a gathering prior to Sunday's upper house elections. The hospital doctors tried to save Abe, but it was too late. Reports stated that Abe was shot in the back minutes into his speech on Friday in Nara, western Japan. He was sent to a hospital for immediate care, but it was claimed that his heart had stopped.

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