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Japan ex-leader Shinzo Abe apparently shot, in heart failure

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Posted at 11:21 PM, Jul 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-07 23:21:25-04

TOKYO (AP) — NHK public television says Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe collapsed bleeding and was in heart failure after apparently being shot during a campaign speech in western Japan. NHK says Abe was rushed to a hospital Friday. Witnesses reported hearing gunshots in the apparent attack in Nara. He was standing while making an election campaign speech ahead of Sunday’s election for the parliament’s upper house.