Queens Knife Rampage: Four Family Members Dead, Gunfire Ends Attack

A man embarked on a violent rampage, killing four relatives, including two children, before being shot dead by a police officer in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City. 

The gruesome attack occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning, followed by the assailant setting the house on fire and assaulting two police officers.

The authorities were alerted to the unfolding tragedy when a distress call was made to 911 by a female cousin shortly after 5 a.m., informing them that her family was being attacked. 

Upon arriving at the scene, the officers confronted a man attempting to leave the area with luggage.

The individual brandished a knife and began a brutal attack on the law enforcement officers. In a harrowing incident, an officer was reportedly stabbed in the neck and chest, while another officer endured a slash to the head. 

As a reaction, one of the officers killed the attacker with firearms.

Tragically, the violence claimed the lives of innocent family members. An 11-year-old girl, discovered outside the house, succumbed to her stab wounds after being rushed to the hospital. 

Inside the residence, authorities found three more victims – a 12-year-old boy, a 44-year-old woman, and a man in his 30s – all fatally stabbed.

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NYC Woman Critically Injured in Knife Attack

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A man embarked on a violent rampage, killing four relatives, including two children, before being shot dead by a police officer in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City.

A 61-year-old woman sustained critical injuries and remains in grave condition.

The suspect, Courtney Gordon, 38, had been visiting the family from his home in the Bronx. The motive behind this heart-wrenching incident remains unclear, as does the identity of the victims.

The New York Police Department’s police union praised the courage and quick response of the officers involved, emphasizing the danger they faced during the chaos. 

The injured officers are expected to recover from their wounds.

The devastating attack follows a similar incident in the Bronx just a week prior, where a college student claimed multiple lives, including that of his father, a 5-year-old half-brother, and the child’s mother. 

Tragically, it underscores the alarming prevalence of knife violence and mental health challenges facing communities.

As the investigation into this tragic event unfolds, the local community and authorities remain in shock and mourning, united in their support for the affected families during this difficult time.

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