Former Japanese Prime Minister Shot Dead During Campaign Speech (Watch Video).

Sad news as reports have it that former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been killed.

The incident happened on Friday,in the Japanese city of Nara close to Kyoto.

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Abe was tragically shot while supporting a candidate ahead of his nation’s general elections. He fell to the ground while bleeding from gunshot wounds to his neck and chest.

According to the authorities, one of the bullets hit his heart, killing the 67-year-old.

The doctors at Nara Medical University Hospital claimed they attempted to stop the bleeding from his wounds after he was taken there in a hurry and they also claim that a transfusion was performed, although it was ultimately unsuccessful in saving him. Abe passed away just after 5 o’clock.

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Tetsuya Yamagami, the accused shooter, was taken by the police. He had previously been charged with attempted murder before Abe’s passing was made public.
According to local reports, the police recovered what appeared to be a homemade gun that the suspect was holding.

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