Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shot during speech, suspect arrested | ABC News

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Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has been shot during a speech in Nara, Western Japan. An NHK reporter on the scene in the city of Nara said they heard two consecutive bangs during Mr Abe’s speech. NHK reported local firefighters said Mr Abe was showing no vital signs. Read more: ABC News provides around the clock coverage of news events as they break in Australia and abroad, including the latest coronavirus pandemic updates. It’s news when you want it, from Australia’s most trusted news organisation. For more from ABC News, click here: Watch more ABC News content ad-free on iview: Go deeper on our ABC News In-depth channel: https :// Like ABC News on Facebook: Follow ABC News on Instagram: Follow ABC News on Twitter: http:// Note: In most cases, our captions are auto-generated. #ABCNews #ABCNewsAustralia