TOKYO — Shinzo Abe, the former prime minister of Japan, was apparently wounded on Friday while giving a speech in the city of Nara, in western Japan, according to NHK, the public broadcaster.
Mr. Abe, 67, collapsed and appeared to be bleeding, the report said, after a gunshot was heard in the city near Kyoto, according to an NHK reporter on the scene.
He was the country’s longest-serving prime minister and served two terms, from 2006 to 2007 and 2012 to 2020.
A man was believed to be in custody at the site, the broadcaster reported.
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