The victims or deceased in the incident are: 1. 12-year old boy 2. 44-year old woman 3. Male in his 30s 4. 11-year old girl : Man Kills Four Family Members, Including Two Children, in New York City

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Tragedy struck a quiet neighborhood in Queens, New York City, on Sunday morning as a 38-year-old Bronx resident, Courtney Gordon, embarked on a deadly rampage that claimed the lives of four family members, including two young children. The horrifying incident culminated in a confrontation with police officers, resulting in Gordon’s death after he attacked and stabbed two officers.

According to authorities, Gordon, who was visiting his relatives in the Far Rockaway neighborhood, went on a stabbing spree that left a 12-year-old boy, a 44-year-old woman, and a man in his 30s dead at the scene. Sadly, an 11-year-old girl was discovered outside the house and rushed to the hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. All the victims are believed to have succumbed to their injuries from stab wounds. At present, their identities remain undisclosed.

The two police officers who bravely responded to the distress call faced the brunt of Gordon’s aggression. One officer sustained stab wounds to the neck and chest, while the other was slashed on the head. Thankfully, both officers are expected to make a full recovery.

In addition to the tragic loss of life, a 61-year-old woman was critically injured during the attack, suffering from multiple stab wounds. She is currently receiving medical treatment in an effort to stabilize her condition.

The authorities were alerted to the horrifying situation after a distressed young woman called 911, reporting that her cousin was on a killing spree within their family home. When the officers arrived at the scene, they approached Gordon, who was carrying a luggage bag. However, the encounter quickly turned violent as Gordon brandished a knife and launched an assault on the officers. In response, one of the officers discharged their firearm, fatally subduing Gordon.

The harrowing scene was further complicated by a fire that engulfed the living room and foyer area, preventing immediate entry into the home for additional responding officers. It is believed that Gordon deliberately started the fire following the rampage. Once the fire was extinguished, three of the victims were discovered lifeless inside the residence.

Patrick Hendry, the head of the New York Police Department’s police union, expressed the chaos and horror of the incident during a media briefing, commending the remarkable skill of the officer who neutralized the threat while fighting off the assailant’s stabbing attacks.

As the investigation unfolds, the community mourns the devastating loss of innocent lives and grapples with the traumatic events that unfolded within their midst.

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