Jo Cox, British woman MP from the opposition Labour Party was killed on Thursday after being shot and stabbed in her constituency in northern England, a week before the crucial referendum on UK’s EU membership.

Britain MP Shooting
Source: indianexpress.com

Jo Cox was holding a meeting with constituents, in her local constituency when an altercation reportedly led to the attack. Jo Cox was rushed to Leeds General hospital, where armed police stood guard while medical experts tried to save her life inside.

An eyewitness Hithem Ben Abdallah said that Jo Cox got involved in a fight between two men in the village of Birstall, 200 miles (320 kilometers) north of London. He said one of the men was fighting with Jo 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.

After the news started surfacing around Britain Prime Minister David Cameron also tweeted to express his concern.

West Yorkshire police said a 52-year-old man was arrested after the incident. a man in his late 40s to early 50s also suffered slight injuries.

Jo Cox was a lawmaker for the opposition Labour Party.

Jo Cox, was the member of Parliament representing the constituency of Batley and Spen in West Yorkshire, northern England, where she grew up. A University of Cambridge graduate, she was the Oxfam aid agency`s policy chief before entering Parliament in the May 2015 General Election.