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U.K. Lawmaker Killed In Shooting Attack, EU Referendum Campaigns Suspended

Labour deputy Jo Cox was 41 years of age

Labour deputy Jo Cox was 41 years of age

A British Labour lawmaker has died after suffering serious injuries in an attack.

Jo Cox, 41, was shot and stabbed near the city of Leeds in West Yorkshire, north of London.

A 77-year-old man also suffered slight injuries.

Police said a 52-year-old man was arrested after the incident and that they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the attack.

Clarke Rothwell, who runs a nearby cafe, told the BBC that he believed Cox had been shot and stabbed multiple times.

"The third time he got close proximity [the attacker] shot her around the head area," he said.

"In the meantime he was stabbing her as well,” the witness added. “He was stabbing her with his knife."

The attack comes a week before Britons have been called upon to vote in a referendum and decide whether Britain remains part of the European Union.

Both the Leave and Remain camps suspended campaigning in light of the attack.

Based on reporting by AP and the BBC