From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, is in critical condition after being stabbed in his home and his son Gus is dead from a gunshot wound, law enforcement sources told the Richmond Times-Dispatch this morning.Reporter Julie Carey has reported on Twitter:
Deeds is being treated at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Creigh Deeds is a long-time representative for citizens in western Virginia and at one time was delegate for western Augusta County before the 20th House District was added in 2001.#VA State Police say after stabbing his father, St. Sen. Deeds' son killed himself in Bath County. Deeds listed in serious condition 2/2
— Julie Carey (@JulieCareyNBC) November 19, 2013
In 2005 Deeds ran for attorney generation as the Democratic candidate against Republican Bob McDonnell in a contest that ended in a recount. McDonnell won with just over 300 votes.
Four years later Deeds again ran against McDonnell for governor. McDonnell won in a landslide and swept the top three.
Prayers go to Senator Deeds and his family at this tragic time.
3:30 p.m. Richmond Times-Dispatch has an updated article about the tragedy.