Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds in Critical Condition After Being Stabbed

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A Virginia state senator was in a critical condition after being stabbed at his home on Tuesday in an incident in which another person in the house died, police said.

Creigh Deeds, 55, was being treated at the University of Virginia medical centre. Police said "a second individual at the residence is deceased". 

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that the second victim was Deeds’s son, Gus. The Times-Dispatch repoted that he had been shot.

Creigh Deeds, who ran for governor in 2009, was being treated for “serious injuries”, Virginia state police said. "Virginia state police are on the scene of an assault of a state legislator that took place Tuesday morning," the news release said.

"Senator Creigh Deeds has been transported to U Va Hospital in Charlottesville for treatment of serious injuries sustained in the assault at his residence." State police did not comment on the identify of the other victim, saying only that "a second individual at the residence is deceased".

A spokeswoman for UVa medical center said Deeds had been admitted and was in a "critical" condition.

Deeds has served as a state senator since 2001. He representsVirginia’s 25th district, which includes Albemarle County, Charlottesville, and Bath County, where Deeds lives.

Deeds lost to Bob McDonnell in the 2009 gubernatorial election.

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