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British Labour lawmaker injured in shooting, PA reports

  • RECROP OF LON812 FILE  In this May 12, 2015 file photo, Labour Member of Parliament Jo Cox poses for a photograph. British lawmaker Cox has been injured in a shooting incident near Leeds, in West Yorkshire, England, it has been reported, Thursday June 16, 2016. (Yui Mok/PA via AP, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    RECROP OF LON812 FILE In this May 12, 2015 file photo, Labour Member of Parliament Jo Cox poses for a photograph. British lawmaker Cox has been injured in a shooting incident near Leeds, in West Yorkshire, England, it has been reported, Thursday June 16, 2016. (Yui Mok/PA via AP, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE  In this May 12, 2015 file photo, Labour Member of Parliament Jo Cox poses for a photograph. British lawmaker Cox has been injured in a shooting incident near Leeds, in West Yorkshire, England, it has been reported, Thursday June 16, 2016. (Yui Mok/PA via AP, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    FILE In this May 12, 2015 file photo, Labour Member of Parliament Jo Cox poses for a photograph. British lawmaker Cox has been injured in a shooting incident near Leeds, in West Yorkshire, England, it has been reported, Thursday June 16, 2016. (Yui Mok/PA via AP, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Police at the scene after Batley and Spen Member of Parliament Jo Cox was shot, in Birstall, West Yorkshire, England, Thursday June 16, 2016. Both sides in the British referendum debate Thursday suspended campaigning after Labour lawmaker Jo Cox was seriously injured in a shooting near Leeds. (Nigel Roddis/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Police at the scene after Batley and Spen Member of Parliament Jo Cox was shot, in Birstall, West Yorkshire, England, Thursday June 16, 2016. Both sides in the British referendum debate Thursday suspended campaigning after Labour lawmaker Jo Cox was seriously injured in a shooting near Leeds. (Nigel Roddis/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

Britain's Press Association reports Labour lawmaker Jo Cox has been injured in a shooting near Leeds.

The PA was quoting eyewitness Hithem Ben Abdallah as saying Cox got involved in a scuffle between two men in the village of Birstall on Thursday. Abdallah said one of the men was fighting with 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.

Police say a "serious incident" has taken place, but didn't immediately identify the victim or provide any more details.

Cox's assistant confirmed to the PA she had been attacked.