Former Japan PM Shinzo Abe assassinated: Photos from the scene

Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - Japan’s longest-serving premier and a figure of enduring influence - died after being shot at a campaign event Friday (July 8) in an attack that shocked a nation where political violence and guns are rare. 

Mr Abe, 67, was shot from about 3 meters away with what appeared to be a homemade firearm in the western city of Nara, as he was giving a campaign speech for his ruling Liberal Democratic Party ahead of a Sunday election.

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