Shinzo Abe, a former ultra-nationalist Japanese prime minister who held the position for the longest time before resigning in 2020

The country's current prime minister, Fumio Kishida, told the reporters, "It is savage and nasty and it cannot be condoned."

Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, allegedly fired two rounds at Abe as he was giving a political address in the city of Nara, according to the police. The first attempt failed,

Abe, 67, served as prime minister of Japan for the longest periods of time, first from 2006 to 2007 and then again from 2012 to 2020.

According to medical staff at the Nara Medical University hospital, Abe suffered from heavy bleeding and passed away around 5:03 p.m. local time on Friday.

Around the scene of the gunshot, Abe experienced cardiopulmonary arrest and was taken to the hospital at 12:20 local time, according to medical personnel.

After his Liberal Democratic Party lost the majority in the legislature and due to his personal health problems (he had ulcerative colitis), he resigned a year later.

stepping down for medical reasons. Since leaving office, he has continued to be well-known and frequently makes media appearances to address current events.

physicians stated. His heart had a sizable incision, and surgeons found a gunshot wound to his neck after surgery.