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The Latest: UK EU vote campaigns suspended after MP shot

  • A forensics officer takes photos of a female shoe, at the scene after Labour MP Jo Cox was left in a critical condition following being shot and stabbed in an attack in her constituency, in Birstall, West Yorkshire, England, Thursday, June 16, 2016.  Police say British lawmaker Jo Cox has died after being shot in the in the town of Birstall, part of the area she represented. Acting Chief Constable Dee Collins of West Yorkshire Police says authorities can't discuss any motive for the shooting yet but they have made an arrest and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the attack. (Nigel Roddis/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    A forensics officer takes photos of a female shoe, at the scene after Labour MP Jo Cox was left in a critical condition following being shot and stabbed in an attack in her constituency, in Birstall, West Yorkshire, England, Thursday, June 16, 2016. Police say British lawmaker Jo Cox has died after being shot in the in the town of Birstall, part of the area she represented. Acting Chief Constable Dee Collins of West Yorkshire Police says authorities can't discuss any motive for the shooting yet but they have made an arrest and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the attack. (Nigel Roddis/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • A forensics officer takes photos of a female shoe, at the scene after Labour MP Jo Cox was left in a critical condition following being shot and stabbed in an attack in her constituency, in Birstall, West Yorkshire, England, Thursday, June 16, 2016.  Police say British lawmaker Jo Cox has died after being shot in the in the town of Birstall, part of the area she represented. Acting Chief Constable Dee Collins of West Yorkshire Police says authorities can't discuss any motive for the shooting yet but they have made an arrest and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the attack. (Nigel Roddis/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    A forensics officer takes photos of a female shoe, at the scene after Labour MP Jo Cox was left in a critical condition following being shot and stabbed in an attack in her constituency, in Birstall, West Yorkshire, England, Thursday, June 16, 2016. Police say British lawmaker Jo Cox has died after being shot in the in the town of Birstall, part of the area she represented. Acting Chief Constable Dee Collins of West Yorkshire Police says authorities can't discuss any motive for the shooting yet but they have made an arrest and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the attack. (Nigel Roddis/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • In this May 12, 2015 photo, Labour Member of Parliament Jo Cox poses for a photograph. Britain's Press Association says Labour lawmaker Jo Cox has been injured in a shooting near Leeds, England, it has been reported, Thursday June 16, 2016. (Yui Mok/PA via AP, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

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

The Latest on the shooting of a British lawmaker in a village near the city of Leeds (all times local):

3:20 p.m.

Groups on both sides of the British EU referendum have suspended their campaigns after the shooting of a British lawmaker.

The "remain" and "leave" campaigns said Thursday that campaign events will be stopped for the rest of the day.

Further details are expected shortly.

There has been feverish campaigning ahead of the June 23 referendum on whether or not Britain should leave the European Union.

Prime Minister David Cameron had been expected to speak on behalf of the "remain" camp on Gibraltar. His Downing Street office did not have details on his plans.

Labour Party lawmaker Jo Cox was shot and seriously wounded earlier Thursday, Britain's Press Association reported. A 52-year-old man has been arrested.

Police have not revealed details about the incident near Leeds.

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2:50 p.m.

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.