Japan former prime minister Shinzo Abe taken to hospital after shooting

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe has been taken to hospital bleeding after collapsing while delivering a speech in the city of Nara in western Japan, public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday.

A sound like a gunshot was heard at the time, and a male suspect was detained at the scene, NHK said. An NHK reporter on the scene said they could hear two consecutive bangs during Abe's speech.

(Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)