The victims or deceased in the knife attack in Far Rockaway, Queens are: – An 11-year-old girl – A 12-year-old boy – A 44-year-old woman – A man in his 30s : “Man Kills Four Relatives, Including Children, in New York City Knife Attack”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : A horrific knife attack unfolded in the early hours of Sunday morning at a residence in Far Rockaway, a seaside neighborhood in Queens, New York. The assailant, identified as 38-year-old Courtney Gordon, attacked four of his relatives, including two children, before setting the house on fire. As the chaos unfolded, two police officers arrived at the scene after receiving a distressing call from a young female who reported that her cousin was killing her family.

Upon their arrival, the officers encountered a man attempting to flee the area with luggage. Within seconds, the man drew a knife and launched a frenzied attack on the officers. One officer was stabbed in the neck and chest, while the other was slashed in the head. In response, one of the officers discharged their firearm, fatally shooting the assailant.

Tragically, the authorities discovered three more victims inside the residence. Among them was an 11-year-old girl who succumbed to her stab wounds at the hospital. The other victims included a 12-year-old boy, a 44-year-old woman, and a man in his 30s. A 61-year-old woman was also gravely injured in the attack and is currently in critical condition.

Due to a fire that had engulfed the living room and foyer, the police initially faced difficulty gaining entry into the residence. However, once inside, they made the grim discovery of the additional victims. The injured police officers, despite their wounds, are expected to recover.

The motive behind this horrifying act remains unclear. Gordon, who had been visiting the family from his home in the Bronx, was swiftly identified as the suspect. The identities of his victims have yet to be released.

The tragic incident follows closely on the heels of another knife attack in the Bronx, where a college student, who claimed to be “hearing voices,” killed his father, his 5-year-old half-brother, and the child’s mother.

Law enforcement officials have praised the bravery and skill of the officer who managed to neutralize the threat while under attack. Patrick Hendry, the head of the New York Police Department’s police union, commended the officer’s “unbelievable skill” in stopping the assailant.

As investigations into this horrific crime continue, the community mourns the loss of innocent lives and seeks solace in the support and strength of one another.

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