Arkansas Democratic chairman killed in shooting

(CNN) -- The chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party died Wednesday, about four hours after a shooting at the party's headquarters, police said.

Chairman Bill Gwatney died at 3:59 Wednesday afternoon after a gunman entered his Little Rock office and shot him several times in the upper body, Little Rock Police Lt. Terry Hastings said.

Authorities confirmed the news shortly after former President Clinton and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton released a statement expressing their condolences.

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Shame that even politicians can't go to work or anything without fear of being shot. I'm guessing this killing was a political motive of some sort.


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I haven't heard anything about it being politically motivated, but I wouldn't be surprised. Much like the shooting at the Unitarian church a few weeks ago, it seems that being left-leaning in the South is rapidly becoming a death sentence with the emergence of a radical right.