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Chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party shot and in critical condition.

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The AP reports that Bill Gwatney, chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party, is currently hospitalized and in critical condition after three shots were fired at party headquarters. According to Gwatney’s secretary, the suspect — who has been “shot and apprehended” — came “into the party’s office and asked to speak with Gwatney. When the secretary said she wouldn’t allow him to meet with Gwatney, the man went into his office and shot him.” Watch a CNN report:

The blog of the Arkansas Times is keeping up with developments here.

UPDATE

Gwatney has passed away from his injuries.

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