(CBS) LANHAM, Md. - Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds is in critical condition and his son is reportedly dead following an assault at his home in Milboro, Va. early Tuesday, reports CBS D.C.
Deeds, a Democrat, has reportedly been flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center with serious injuries sustained during the assault.
According to the station, Virginia State Police say authorities responded to the residence around 7:25 a.m.
The senator's son, Gus, was found dead from a gunshot wound at the scene according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The paper also reports that Deeds suffered stab wounds.
Bath County Sheriff's detectives and State Police are investigating the incident.
Deeds ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2009.