Virginia state Senator Creigh Deeds, right, is in critical condition after his son reportedly stabbed him and then shot himself in their home.
Deeds, who ran unsuccessfully for governor of Virginia in 2009, was stabbed multiple times, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.
The Richmond Times reports Deeds’ 24-year-old son, Gus, is dead from a single gunshot wound.
Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, is in a hospital after being stabbed this morning in his home, the Richmond Times-Dispatch is reporting. His son, Gus, died from a gunshot wound.
The events leading up to the shooting and stabbing were unclear, the newspaper was reporting. State Police said troopers arrived at Deeds’ Bath County residence around 7:25 a.m. and remain on scene as they investigate the incident.
Deeds was flown from the scene to the University of Virginia Medical Center and was listed in critical condition. A message left for a university spokeswoman was not immediately returned. Source