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Virginia Senator Assaulted At His Home; Son Found Dead

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Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 19, 2013 10:39 AM EST
Updated: Nov. 19, 2013 1:02 PM EST

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Charlottesville, Va.

Police in Virginia said a senator and former gubernatorial candidate was stabbed multiple times at his home and his son died there from a gunshot wound.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said authorities received a 911 call Tuesday morning and responded to Sen. Creigh Deeds' home. They found the Democratic senator there with stab wounds to his head and chest and he was flown to a hospital. He is in critical condition. Deeds' 24-year-old son Gus was also found at the home, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Geller wouldn't say who stabbed the senator or who shot his son, but she did say police were not looking for any suspects.

The 55-year-old Deeds has been in the state Senate since 2001. He also ran for attorney general and governor, losing both times to current Gov. Bob McDonnell.

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Police said a state senator and former gubernatorial candidate is in the hospital after being assaulted at his home in Virginia, and another person was found dead inside the home.

Virginia State Police said in a news release Tuesday that Democratic Sen. Creigh Deeds, who unsuccessfully ran for governor four years ago, had suffered serious injuries.

Deeds was being treated at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville after the assault at his residence in rural Bath County, which is in western Virginia.

Police have not identified the dead person found in Deeds' home or released details about the assault.

Police planned to hold a news conference at noon.

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