BREAKING: Top Politician Shot And Stabbed Days After Orlando
A British politician is fighting for her life after she was shot three times by a man screaming “Britain First!” over and over again.
According to Daily Mail, Jo Cox is a mother of two who represents Batley and Spen. She was arriving for a surgery meeting in Birstall near Leeds when she was attacked by the gunman.
“Three times she was shot, the initial time, then she dropped to the floor and two more times. The third time he got close proximity he shot her round the head area,” an eyewitness said.
A suspect named Tommy Mair, 53, has been arrested for the attack.
“He [the attacker] was stabbing her as well, he was stabbing her with his knife,” witness Clarke Rothwell said.
“The man walked away calmly and nobody wanted to approach him,” added witness Sam Watson.
Hichem Ben Abdallah was in a nearby cafe when he heard screaming and rushed outside.
“There was a guy who was being very brave and another guy with a white baseball cap who he was trying to control and the man in the baseball cap suddenly pulled a gun from his bag,” he said. “He was fighting with her and wrestling with her and then the gun went off and then she fell between two cars and I came and saw her bleeding on the floor.”
“At 12.53 today, police were called to a report of an incident on Market Street, Birstall, where a woman in her 40s had suffered serious injuries and is in a critical condition,” a police spokesman said. “A man in his late 40s to early 50s nearby also suffered slight injuries.
Armed officers attended and a 52-year-old man was arrested in the area. There are no further details at present,” the spokesman added. “Police presence in the area has been increased as a reassurance to the community.”
Please keep Jo Cox in your thoughts and prayers as she continues to fight for her life!