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2 Virginia deputies shot responding to domestic dispute on christmas Eve

A female deputy suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and another male deputy suffered gunshot wounds to his arm and both legs, police said.

(FOX5DC)

Two delegates from Virginia were shot when a man fired on them during a christmas Eve dispute with his daughter, police said.

Three deputies responded to a “domestic incident” just for 4 hours, in a house in Loudoun County, approximately 30 miles northwest of Washington, D. C., police said. The found Douglas V. Johnson, Jr., 39, arguing with his 19-year-old daughter in the house and tried to calm him down, according to FOX5DC.

About an hour later, Johnson walked the first floor and a bedroom closet. Two of the deputies tried to arrest him as he grabbed a gun and shot a spray of bullets, striking both officers. A deputy deployed his taser and struck Johnson.

The two delegates, a man and a woman, were admitted to the hospital and treated for gunshot wounds to one arm and the legs.

“I am proud of the actions and the courage of our delegates tonight and would like to thank the community for the outpouring of support we have already received,” Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman said in a press release.

“I am pleased that the delegates to do well if the situation would have ended much worse,” he added.

Johnson was arrested and accused of attempted capital murder. He is being held without bond.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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