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Virginia Sen. Creigh Deeds stabbed, son killed

Report: Deeds remains in critical condition

State Sen. Creigh Deeds gestures as he accepts the Democratic nomination for governor in Charlottesville, Va. on Tuesday, June 9.
State Sen. Creigh Deeds gestures as he accepts the Democratic nomination for governor in Charlottesville, Va. on Tuesday, June 9. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Virginian Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, was in critical condition Tuesday after he was stabbed, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

The incident reportedly happened at his home in the small community of Allegani Mountain in Bath County. His son died of a gunshot wound, the Dispatch reported.

"Thinking and praying for Creigh Deeds and his entire family. He's a great man and public servant," Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz tweeted.

During a campaign earlier this year, there were reports that Deeds was criticized for his support of Virginia's pro-gun laws.