Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe, who was shot earlier today, died in a hospital, local media reported.

The Nara Medical University Hospital, where former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe passed away at the age of 67 after being shot

He was immediately rushed to the hospital but shortly after being taken to the hospital reports surfaced that his vital signs were not responding.

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Fill in some textaThe authorities at the Nara Medical University Hospital said the bullet penetrated the heart.

Shinzo Abe was transported to (the hospital) at 12:20 pm. He was in a state of cardiac arrest upon arrival.

However, unfortunately he died at 5:03 pm," Hidetada Fukushima, the hospital’s professor of emergency medicine told news agency AFP.