See Local News
Get Balanced News From Your U.S. State.
See Local News
See all locals

Japan ex-leader Shinzo Abe assassinated while giving speech

Posted on AllSides July 8th, 2022
From The Left
Kyodo News via AP

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a divisive arch-conservative and one of his nation’s most powerful and influential figures, has died after being shot during a campaign speech Friday in western Japan, hospital officials said.

Abe, 67, was shot from behind minutes after he started his speech in Nara. He was airlifted to a hospital for emergency treatment but was not breathing and his heart had stopped. He was later pronounced dead despite emergency treatment that included massive blood transfusions, hospital officials said.

Police arrested the suspected gunman at the scene...

Read full story
https://apnews.com/article/japan-shinzo-abe-shooting-22ec2248d92304deb9cc46b2142402d2

More News about World from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right