British Lawmaker Dies After Being Shot And Stabbed During Attack
The British lawmaker that was shot and stabbed this afternoon, Jo Cox, was pronounced dead after being shot and stabbed outside of a library in Birstall.
She was shot as she exited the Birstall Library near Leeds, where she was getting her regular surgery.
She was reportedly shot in the face three times and stabbed with a knife. Paramedics declared her dead at the scene.
At a news conference, the temporary chief constable for West Yorkshire, Dee Collins said, “I am now very sad to have to report that she has died as a result of her injuries.”
Thomas Mair, 52, is the suspect in custody and believe he was the lone gunman in the attack and acted on his own behalf. He reportedly shouted “Britain First” during the attack.
The Deputy of Labor, Tom Watson issued this statement:
“The whole of the Labour movement is devastated at Jo’s death. We have lost a colleague so young who had much more to contribute to public life. She was our future.
It is hard to comprehend how a compassionate, principled and beautiful person can be taken away from us so cruelly. It’s even more devastating because she was doing what she did best – serving her constituents.
We grieve her loss. Our love and prayers are with Brendan and Jo’s family.”
Jo Cox’s husband Brendan Cox posted this picture on Twitter following the attack: