Shinzo Abe death: World leaders shocked at shooting of former Japanese PM
Shinzo Abe, Japan's former Prime Minister, was addressing an election event in Nara when he was assassinated.
The incident took place in Nara town where he was addressing an election meeting ahead of Sunday's polling for the Upper House of the Parliament.
According to reports, Abe was shot in the heart leading to failure. He was airlifted from the site and admitted to a hospital.
As per the aired footage, Abe collapsed on the street, with several security guards running toward him. Abe was holding his chest when he collapsed, with his shirt smeared with blood.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi said she is shocked at the assassination of Shinzo Abe, former Prime Minister of Japan. "For many years, Abe was a great friend and well-wisher of India.
Pained to learn about the assassination of the former PM of Japan and India’s valued friend, Mr Shinzo Abe.
His efforts in strengthening the India-Japan relationship will always be held fondly in our memories.