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Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds stabbed multiple times, son shot dead

Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds 55, and his son Gus Deeds were involved in what police described as a murder-suicide, in a Press conference held a few minutes ago.

State Senator Creigh Deeds (D-VA)
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The State Senator was “stabbed multiple times”, and his son Gus Deeds was found “suffering from a gunshot wound” where he later “died at the scene”.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said, “Police responded to a 911 call at 7:25 a.m. where they found State Senator Creigh Deeds stabbed multiple times, and his son Gus found inside the residence suffering from a gunshot wound and died at the scene.”

“Investigators are working now the sequence of events, we are only 5 hours in to the event.”

The State Senator was able to talk to investigators as he was being rushed to the hospital.

"The Senator has been able to talk and told investigators what happened, no we are not seeking any suspects at this time", said Geller

Governor Bob McDonnell release a statement:

"In this tough and sad time, our thoughts and prayers are with the Deeds family. The news from this morning is utterly heartbreaking,” McDonnell said in a statement. “At this moment, our state unites in prayer for Creigh Deeds and his family."

Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds, was the Democratic Party's 2009 gubernatorial nominee but lost to Republican Governor Bob McDonnell. The stabbing and shooting was first reported by Richmond’s WRIC TV.

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