Victims unconfirmed as Sen. Creigh Deeds, and son, Gus
MILLBORO — According to unconfirmed reports from observers at the scene, Gus Deeds stabbed his father, Sen. Creigh Deeds, this morning, and then shot himself.
More details as they emerge. Prayers for the Deeds family.
UPDATE: From the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Jim Nolan:
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.
Prayers up, folks.
UPDATE x2: Good news — Deeds has been upgraded from critical to fair condition:
UPDATE: @CreighDeeds now listed in FAIR CONDITION at UVa Medical Center.
— Henry Graff (@HenryGraff) November 19, 2013
Good to hear… there will be a candlelight vigil for Creigh Deeds today at the UVA Ampitheater at 8pm, for those in the Charlottesville area.
UDPATE x3: For those who believe prayers are not efficacious…
Virginia State Senator and former gubernatorial-hopeful Creigh Deeds is now listed in fair condition at the University of Virginia Medical Center after reportedly being stabbed by his son, who then shot and killed himself.
Virginia State Police confirmed Sen. Deeds was stabbed multiple times to his head and chest and that his son, Austin “Gus” Deeds, was found dead from a gunshot wound at the Bath County home Tuesday morning. Sources told NBC Washington it was Gus Deeds who stabbed his father before shooting and killing himself. State Police now say they are leaning in that direction.
Sen. Deeds then walked down the hill from his home to Route 42, where he was spotted and picked up by a cousin who was driving by. They drove to the cousin’s house where the 911 call was placed to the sheriff’s office, according to State Police.