LONDON (AP) — Police say British lawmaker Jo Cox has died after being shot in the in the town of Birstall, part of the area she represented.
Acting Chief Constable Dee Collins of West Yorkshire Police says authorities can’t discuss any motive for the shooting yet but they have made an arrest and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the attack.
They say a man was also injured but is expected to survive.
Eyewitness Hithem Ben Abdallah told Britain’s Press Association Cox got involved in a scuffle between two men in the village of Birstall on Thursday. Abdallah said one of the men was fighting with Cox and then a gun went off twice and “she fell between two cars and I came and saw her bleeding on the floor.”
After around 15 minutes, the shop owner said emergency services arrived and tended to her with a drip.
Prime Minister David Cameron was scheduled to make a two-hour visit to Gibraltar Thursday to seek votes to keep Britain in the EU in the June 23 referendum. But he wrote on Twitter “I won’t go ahead with tonight’s rally in Gibraltar.”
Groups on both sides of the British EU referendum said they have suspended their campaigns.
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