US state senator stabbed, his son dies in home

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

PTI| Updated: Nov 20, 2013, 08:50 AM IST

Charlottesville (Virginia): Police say a Virginia state 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 an emergency 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.