Car carrying body of Japan's Abe leaves hospital

STORY: It is thought to be heading for his Tokyo residence, local media reported.

Abe's wife Akie was seated in one of the vehicles that left Nara Medical University Hospital, where he was treated after being fatally gunned down on Friday morning by a 41-year-old man.

Abe had been taken to the hospital in cardiopulmonary arrest and showed no vital signs. He was declared dead at 5:03 p.m. (0803 GMT), having bled to death from deep wounds to the heart and the right side of his neck.