Jo Cox Attack: MPs and Colleagues Lead Tributes to Murdered MP

Jo Cox crime scene
Police crime scene tape surrounds a shoe and handbag lying on the ground outside the library where Labour MP Jo Cox was shot, Bristall, June 16. Oli Scarff/Getty

Updated | U.K. Labour MP Jo Cox has died after she was shot and stabbed during an attack in her constituency.

Witnesses said the attack occurred after the MP became involved in an altercation involving two men near her weekly advice surgery. Cox was shot and stabbed after she had concluded the drop-in session for constituents shortly before 1 p.m.

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— Brendan Cox (@MrBrendanCox) June 16, 2016

Tweets and messages of support have come flooding in from colleagues, friends and MPs.

PM on Jo Cox: We’ve lost a great star. Jo was a great campaigning MP with huge compassion & a big heart. My thoughts are with her family.

— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) June 16, 2016

The whole of the Labour family, and indeed the whole country, is in shock and grief at the horrific murder of Jo Cox pic.twitter.com/obic5pOCS3

— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) June 16, 2016

Thoughts are with Jo Cox and her family. Those poor children. Heartbreaking.

— Jason Manford (@JasonManford) June 16, 2016

Huge sadness has descended across British politics tonight as one of its brightest lights - noted for her compassion + decency - is no more

— Andrew Neil (@afneil) June 16, 2016

My heart breaks for the loss of Jo Cox and for Brendan and their kids. She was so full of life and joy. Words feel hopeless right now.

— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) June 16, 2016

Deeply saddened to hear that Jo Cox has died. Sincerest condolences to her family.

— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) June 16, 2016

This article has been updated upon confirmation that Jo Cox has died.