Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stops showing signs of life and then dies

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stopped showing signs of life. The politician fell into a state of clinical death, doctors said, Kyodo News reports. 

The assassination attempt on Abe was committed in the morning of July 8. A man from behind shot at the politician who was holding an election street rally and wounded him in the chest. The former prime minister collapsed to the ground and was later hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the neck and chest. 

Later, acting Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said that Abe was alive but in serious condition.

It was said that the attacker was a 41-year-old former military man. He was immediately arrested by the police. He explained his act by saying that he did not approve of Abe's policies. He also said that the weapon was homemade.

The former prime minister of Japan retired two years ago, but still remained an influential person and continued his political activities.

UPDATE: Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dies at hospital

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