Ex-Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ‘SHOT in the chest and unresponsive’ in city of Nara with suspect in custody

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Ex-Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ‘SHOT in the chest and unresponsive’ in city of Nara with suspect in custody

FORMER Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reportedly been shot in the chest and is unresponsive. according to national broadcasts. Abe, 67,

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FORMER Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reportedly been shot in the chest and is unresponsive. according to national broadcasts.

Abe, 67, collapsed bleeding and was in heart failure after he was struck in the western city of Nara on Friday, national broadcaster NHK reported.

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reportedly been shot in the chest and is unresponsive
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Abe was rushed to the hospital and was unconscious after the attack.

A suspect was apprehended at the scene, a NHK reporter said.

Local officials said he may have gone into cardiac arrest, according to Bloomberg.

The suspected shooter appeared to be a young or middle-aged man.

Shootings in Japan are rare as they have some of the strictest gun laws among leading economies.

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