British Lawmaker Killed in Brutal Attack

Rising political star Jo Cox, 41, was fatally shot and stabbed in West Yorkshire on Thursday.
2:01 | 06/17/16

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Now to new questions about whether politics are behind a terrible tragedy overseas. A rising political star killed on the streets of England, the world mourning the loss of 41-year-old Jo cox, a mother of two, ABC's terry Moran has the very latest outside of parliament. Good morning, terry. Reporter: Good morning, Amy and this morning Britain is in shock, hearts are breaking here at the houses of parliament right across the country from a horrifying crime that's not supposed to happen here. A bright, young politician gunned down in the street. She was just 41 years old, a mother of two young children. Listen to me, there was once a banana and it was a cheeky -- Reporter: Her life cut short. Police and emergency vehicles swarming the scene of the attack in a quiet yorkshire town. Eyewithins describe the horror which happened in broad daylight. I saw him pulling the gun out then he went like that, you know, with it and fired one shot. Reporter: Jo cox was shot and stabbed. Rushed to a hospital where she died shortly after. Minutes after the attack police take down a suspect, a 52-year-old man identified as Thomas mair who reportedly has a history of blinks no neo-nazi groups. The words I heard him say Britain first. Reporter: Jo cox was a rising tar in politics. We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides her. Reporter: Her murder plunging Britain into grief. For this to happen is just. Reporter: Her husband Brendan tweeting this photo and issuing a statement. She would have wanted two things above all else to happen now, one that our precious children are bathed in love and, two, that we all unite to fight against the hate that killed her. And this morning, word from Buckingham palace, her majesty queen Elizabeth reached out to the family writing a private letter to Brendan cox who now must somehow go on with those two little children and without his Jo. David. Terry Moran with us. Thanks. Back here at home we turn to

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