Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has died after being shot on Friday, Japan’s public broadcaster reported.
According to a spokesperson for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, Abe died at a hospital in the Nara Prefecture where he had been rushed after the attack.
The attack took place at about noon on Friday, while Abe was delivering a speech at an election campaign event in the city of Nara. A 41-year-old man, named Tetsuya Yamagami, fired two shots at the ex-prime minister using a homemade weapon. Abe was airlifted to the hospital and received a blood transfusion.
The attacker reportedly said that he was dissatisfied with Abe and wanted to kill him.
info: tass / guardian