Transcript for UK Politician Jo Cox Dies From Being Shot and Stabbed in Broad Daylight
Well turn overseas tonight, and to England now. That nation mourning a member of parliament, shot dead on the street, a case of gun violence so rare there. She was a rising star in british politics, a wife and mother, too. Her killer was immediately taken down by police, right there at the scene. ABC's chief foreign correspondent terry Moran in London tonight, on the hunt for a motive. Reporter: The attack happened early this afternoon. Police and emergency vehicles swarming the scene. Eye witnesses described the horror, which happened in broad daylight. I saw him pulling the gun out and then he went like that, you know, with it and fired one shot. Reporter: Jo cox, who had been meeting with her constituents, was shot twice and stabbed, witnesses say. She was rushed to a hospital, where she died shortly after. Within minutes of the attack, police take down a suspect, a 52-year-old man. Words I heard him say were, "Britain first." Reporter: And that may be a clue to the motive here. Jo cox was campaigning to keep Britain in the european union, an issues that what sharply divided this country. She was 41 years old, a rising star in parliament. It's a joy to represent such a diverse community. Reporter: Her murder sparking grief and outrage. This is absolutely tragic and dreadful news. Reporter: Jo cox was married and the mother of two young children. Tonight, her husband, Brendan, issuing a statement, saying, she would have wanted two things above all else. One, that our precious children are bathed in love, and two, that we all unite to fight against the hatred that killed her. David? Terry Moran from London tonight.
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