Tokyo: Ex Japan PM Shinzo Abe dies after being shot earlier today. He was shot and collapsed while on speech campaign in Nara. Abe was 67.
A 41 year old man, suspected to be the attacker, has been taken into custody. Shinzo was delivering a speech ahead of upper house elections. A man came from behind and gunshots were heard, reported local media.
The attacker fired two shots .Abe soon collapsed and people standing near him started giving cardiac massage . Abe was taken to the hospital and it is reported that Abe had cardio respiratory arrest.
Shinzo Abe is the longest serving PM of Japan.