Tragedy Strikes NYC: Four Dead, Two Injured
A domestic dispute turned deadly in New York City on Sunday when police responded to a distressed call from a young girl that her cousin had taken a knife and was killing family members. The incident took place at the family home in Queens and resulted in the death of five people, including an 11-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy.
According to reports, the 911 call came shortly after 5:00 a.m. from the young girl who reported that her cousin, Courtney Gordon, was armed with a knife and attacking family members. Gordon, who was 38 years old, allegedly set fire to the living room furniture before exiting the house.
Upon arrival, police were met with a chaotic and dangerous scene. Gordon had exited the house with luggage in hand, preventing immediate entry into the house, and was confronted by officers in the driveway. Police stated that Gordon then attacked the responding officers, slashing one in the head and another in the neck. A third officer fired shots at Gordon, resulting in his death.
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At Least Four Dead, Two Officers Injured in NYC Mass Stabbing https://t.co/FxQfegt6S3
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The two injured officers were taken to the hospital for treatment. Authorities have confirmed that they are in stable condition and are expected to survive. The officer’s quick response and actions potentially saved the lives of other family members who were still inside the house.
The tragic incident has left the family and the community in shock. Neighbor John Joseph expressed his disbelief, stating, “I never thought something like this could happen in our quiet neighborhood, especially with a young boy and girl losing their lives.”
Authorities have not yet released the names of the deceased and are still investigating the motive behind the attack. Reports suggest that Gordon had a history of mental health issues, and domestic disputes were not uncommon in the family.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio offered his condolences to the victims and their families, stating, “Today, a senseless act of violence has taken the lives of innocent individuals. The entire city is grieving, and my heart goes out to the family and friends of the victims.”