Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo shot

Shinzo Abe, former Japanese Prime Minister, is assassinated during a campaign rally.

Before stepping down in 2020, was shot and killed at a campaign rally on Friday.

"It is barbaric and malicious, and it cannot be tolerated," Fumio Kishida, Japan's current Prime Minister, told the media.

When two booming shots ring out, footage of the attack shows Abe standing, holding a microphone and speaking.

According to NHK, the suspect served in Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force for three years during the 2000s.

According to NHK, the suspect served in Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force for three years during the 2000s.

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