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Va. State Sen. Creigh Deeds stabbed "multiple times about the head and neck," son dead, police say

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(CBS) LANHAM, Md. - Police say they are not seeking any suspects in the stabbing attack on Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds and the death of his son, Gus, from a gunshot wound.

Virginia State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller told reporters that Deeds is in critical condition after being stabbed  "multiple times about the head and neck."

Police responded to Deeds' Millboro, Va., home around 7:25 a.m. Tuesday morning and found Deeds with stab wounds and his son, Gus, with a gunshot wound. Geller said police were unable to save Gus, who died at the scene. Deeds was airlifted to the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Geller said the motive and sequence of events are unclear, but that they are not looking for any suspects at this point. She also said that they believe the incident took place on Tuesday morning.

Deeds was formerly a Bath County prosecutor and was elected to the state Senate in 2001, according to the Associated Press. He also ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2009.

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  • Julia Dahl

    Julia Dahl writes about crime and justice for CBSNews.com

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