Support pours in for Sen. Creigh Deeds

Posted at 12:49 PM, Nov 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-19 18:40:19-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Support is pouring in for Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds who was found stabbed "multiple times" inside his Bath County home Tuesday morning.

Deeds was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center where his condition has not yet been released.

The senator’s 24-year-old son died in the home from a gunshot wound. Police said they were not currently looking for a suspect in the shooting.

Deeds, who represents the 25th District and ran for governor of Virginia in 2009. He lost the race to Bob McDonnell.

Gov. McDonnell issued a statement about Deeds’ assault:

“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.”

"Dorothy and I are praying for the Deeds family at this difficult time," Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe tweeted.

"Praying for Creigh Deeds and his family," added House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

"Praying for Creigh’s recovery. My thoughts & prayers are with his family," Virginia Senator Tim Kaine tweeted.

"Stunning news from Bath County. I am praying for Creigh Deeds and his family at this very, very difficult time," Senator Mark Warner tweeted.

Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones also released the following statement:

“I’m praying for my friend Creigh right now. This is a senseless act of violence against a good and gentle man. As law enforcement’s investigation unfolds, let’s all keep Creigh and his family in our prayers.”