He shows no signs of life, according to Japanese media.
Shock in Japan as former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot dead during his speech.
The 67-year-old veteran politician was rushed to the hospital after collapsing and bleeding, and according to Japanese media, he does not show any signs of life.
The first reports speak of one or two shots, which hit the veteran conservative politician in the chest and neck. The police arrested the alleged perpetrator of the attack.
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According to a source close to the fire department in the area, “former prime minister Abe appears to be in a state of cardiorespiratory arrest,” public broadcaster NHK reported, using Japanese authorities’ terminology when someone’s death remains to be determined by a medical examiner.
Neither the police nor the fire department were able to officially confirm this information when contacted by AFP.
According to the Kyodo news agency, the perpetrator of the attack was arrested and the weapon he used was confiscated. He is a 42-year-old man, according to the same source.
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