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Japan’s former PM Shinzo Abe dies from injuries after being shot, NHK reports

By CNBC
On 8 juillet 2022 at 09:16

Shinzo Abe, the former prime minister of Japan, has died after being shot, Japan broadcaster NHK reported Friday, citing sources at the Liberal Democratic Party.

Japanese publication Nikkei also reported that Abe has died, citing sources close to him.

The former prime minister was shot while delivering a speech on Friday in the city of Nara, near Kyoto.

The Nara Medical U Hospital, where Abe was taken for medical treatment after the shooting, is due to make a statement shortly.

This 2016 photo shows then-Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam’s Kilo Pier in Honolulu, Hawaii. Kent Nishimura | Getty Images

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