Ex-leader Shinzo Abe critically shot in shock Japan attack
July 8, 2022
TOKYO (AP) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, an arch-conservative and one of the country's most divisive figures, was shot and critically wounded during a campaign speech Friday in western Japan. He was airlifted to a hospital but officials said he was not breathing and his heart had stopped.
Police arrested the suspected gunman at the scene of the shocking attack in a country that's one of the world's safest and has some of the strictest gun control laws anywhere.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Abe was in "severe condition" and he hoped Abe will survive. Abe is 67 and was J...