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Breaking report: Va. State Sen. Creigh Deeds stabbed, son dead

http://twitter.com/#!/ABC/status/402816932035846144

Tragic news out of Virginia this morning. It is being reported that State Senator Creigh Deeds has been stabbed and his son has been killed.

http://twitter.com/#!/PoliticaILine/status/402816450546528256
http://twitter.com/#!/LeonHWolf/status/402812423825915904

More from Times Dispatch:

Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, is in critical condition after being stabbed in his home and his son Gus is dead from a gunshot wound, law enforcement sources told the Richmond Times-Dispatch this morning.

Twitter users immediately began sending prayers.

http://twitter.com/#!/MarkWarner/status/402816617773408256
http://twitter.com/#!/StevenErtelt/status/402818974175354882
http://twitter.com/#!/RichmondDiocese/status/402821751865741312

Update:

http://twitter.com/#!/JulieCareyNBC/status/402813063440908288
http://twitter.com/#!/ryanobles/status/402815307514785792
http://twitter.com/#!/TerryMcAuliffe/status/402822669684334592

Update:

http://twitter.com/#!/JulieCareyNBC/status/402826797207011328

Governor McDonnell’s full statement:

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement this morning following news from Bath County that State Senator Creigh Deeds has been seriously injured in a morning altercation. Senator Deeds is currently being treated at U.Va.

“In this tough and sad time, our thoughts and prayers are with the Deeds family. The news from this morning is utterly heartbreaking. Creigh Deeds is an exceptional and committed public servant who has always done what he believes is best for Virginia and who gives his all to public service. He cares deeply about Virginia, and the people of Virginia care deeply for him. I urge all Virginians today to join me in praying for a full and complete recovery for Creigh and for many more years of his public service to the Commonwealth. At this moment, our state unites in prayer for Creigh Deeds and his family.”

http://twitter.com/#!/JulieCareyNBC/status/402849000359211009

Update: Authorities will not yet confirm that Gus Deeds died of self-inflicted wound. However, they are not looking for suspects at this time:

http://twitter.com/#!/KLOVEREPORTER/status/402847834556211200
http://twitter.com/#!/Paradox13VA/status/402847786187509760

Twitchy will continue to monitor this tragic story and will update with further developments.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/11/19/breaking-report-va-state-sen-creigh-deeds-stabbed-son-killed/

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