Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was reportedly shot and hospitalised

Abe was very ill when he was brought into the Nara Medical University Hospital.

Shinzo Abe, a former prime minister of Japan, was shot and taken to the hospital, according to officials.

According to Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno, police detained a male suspect at the scene of the shooting in Nara.

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According to Makoto Morimoto of the local fire service, Abe was shot and went into cardiac and pulmonary arrest. According to Morimoto, as he was being evacuated to a hospital, his heart stopped.