- Nov 22, 2021
- Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has died at age 67 after being shot during a speech on Friday in Nara, Japan, doctors who were treating him have confirmed.
- Police said the shooting suspect, a 41-year-old unemployed man, admitted to shooting Abe. According to police, the suspect said he holds hatred toward a certain group, which he thought Abe was linked to.
- He used a homemade gun in the shooting, and authorities confiscated several handmade pistol-like items from his apartment, police said.
- Abe was the longest-serving Japanese prime minister in history. He stepped down as leader in 2020, citing health reasons.
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