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

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Posted at 8:31 PM, Jul 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-07 23:31:08-04

TOKYO (AP) — NHK public television says Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was in heart failure after apparently being shot during a campaign speech in western Japan.

NHK says Abe was rushed to a hospital Friday. A male suspect was captured at the scene.

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.