4 killed, 2 wounded in deadly NYC rampage

Police say a man went on a stabbing rampage before setting a house on fire and attacking officers in Far Rockaway, Queens.
1:46 | 12/04/23

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WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR PARTS OF THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS. PARTS OF THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS. >> THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU. >>> HERE IN NEW YORK, >>> HERE IN NEW YORK, AUTHORITIES ARE SEARCHING FOR A AUTHORITIES ARE SEARCHING FOR A MOTIVE AFTER HORRIFIC FATAL MOTIVE AFTER HORRIFIC FATAL STABBINGS. STABBINGS. POLICE SAY A MAN KILLED FOUR POLICE SAY A MAN KILLED FOUR PEOPLE, INCLUDING TWO CHILDREN, PEOPLE, INCLUDING TWO CHILDREN, IN WHAT'S BELIEVED TO BE A IN WHAT'S BELIEVED TO BE A FAMILY DISPUTE. FAMILY DISPUTE. TWO OFFICERS WERE ALSO WOUNDED TWO OFFICERS WERE ALSO WOUNDED BEFORE THE SUSPECT WAS KILLED. BEFORE THE SUSPECT WAS KILLED. AUTHORITIES SAY THE SUSPECT AUTHORITIES SAY THE SUSPECT TRIED TO THEN SET THE HOME ON TRIED TO THEN SET THE HOME ON FIRE. FIRE. HERE'S ABC'S MORGAN NORWOOD. HERE'S ABC'S MORGAN NORWOOD. >> Reporter: TONIGHT A HORRIFIC >> Reporter: TONIGHT A HORRIFIC SCENE IN QUEENS, WHERE POLICE SCENE IN QUEENS, WHERE POLICE SAY A MAN WENT ON A STABBING SAY A MAN WENT ON A STABBING RAMPAGE BEFORE SETTING THE HOUSE RAMPAGE BEFORE SETTING THE HOUSE ON FIRE AND THEN ATTACKING ON FIRE AND THEN ATTACKING OFFICERS. OFFICERS. >> THIS SCENE WAS CHAOS, >> THIS SCENE WAS CHAOS, MULTIPLE VICTIMS, A HOUSE ON MULTIPLE VICTIMS, A HOUSE ON FIRE, AND A MADMAN ON A RAMPAGE, FIRE, AND A MADMAN ON A RAMPAGE, ON A MISSION. ON A MISSION. >> Reporter: THE FORCE CALLS FOR >> Reporter: THE FORCE CALLS FOR HELP COMING IN AROUND 5:00 THIS HELP COMING IN AROUND 5:00 THIS MORNING FROM A YOUNG GIRL MORNING FROM A YOUNG GIRL TELLING DISPATCHERS HER COUSIN TELLING DISPATCHERS HER COUSIN IS KILLING HER FAMILY MEMBERS. IS KILLING HER FAMILY MEMBERS. FIRST RESPONDERS RACING TO THE FIRST RESPONDERS RACING TO THE HOME. HOME. POLICE CONFRONTING THE SUSPECT, POLICE CONFRONTING THE SUSPECT, 38-YEAR-OLD COURTNEY GORDON, IN 38-YEAR-OLD COURTNEY GORDON, IN THE DRIVEWAY. THE DRIVEWAY. >> THE MALE DRAWS A KNIFE ON >> THE MALE DRAWS A KNIFE ON OFFICERS. OFFICERS. HE STABS ONE OFFICER IN THE HE STABS ONE OFFICER IN THE NECK/CHEST AREA. NECK/CHEST AREA. HE STRIKES THE SECOND OFFICER IN HE STRIKES THE SECOND OFFICER IN THE HEAD. THE HEAD. >> Reporter: OFFICERS >> Reporter: OFFICERS IMMEDIATELY SHOOTING GORDON. IMMEDIATELY SHOOTING GORDON. HE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL, HE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL, WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD. WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD. OFFICERS TRIED TO GO INSIDE, BUT OFFICERS TRIED TO GO INSIDE, BUT THE FLAMES WERE TEARING THROUGH THE FLAMES WERE TEARING THROUGH THE LIVING ROOM. THE LIVING ROOM. ONCE THE FIRE WAS PUT OUT, ONCE THE FIRE WAS PUT OUT, POLICE SAY THEY MADE YET ANOTHER POLICE SAY THEY MADE YET ANOTHER DISTURBING DISCOVERY. DISTURBING DISCOVERY. >> WE FOUND ANOTHER THREE >> WE FOUND ANOTHER THREE VICTIMS, ALL DEAD. VICTIMS, ALL DEAD. >> Reporter: IN ALL, A FAMILY OF >> Reporter: IN ALL, A FAMILY OF FOUR, AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL, FOUR, AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL, 12-YEAR-OLD BOY, A 44-YEAR-OLD 12-YEAR-OLD BOY, A 44-YEAR-OLD WOMAN, AND A MAN IN HIS 30s. WOMAN, AND A MAN IN HIS 30s. TONIGHT AUTHORITIES ARE WORKING TONIGHT AUTHORITIES ARE WORKING TO DETERMINE WHAT CAUSED GORDON TO DETERMINE WHAT CAUSED GORDON TO SNAP AND TURN ON HIS OWN TO SNAP AND TURN ON HIS OWN FAMILY. FAMILY. AND LINSEY, WE'RE LEARNING THOSE AND LINSEY, WE'RE LEARNING THOSE TWO OFFICERS ARE EXPECTED TO BE TWO OFFICERS ARE EXPECTED TO BE OKAY. OKAY. IN FACT, ONE SET TO BE RELEASED IN FACT, ONE SET TO BE RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL AS SOON AS FROM THE HOSPITAL AS SOON AS TONIGHT. TONIGHT. LINSEY? LINSEY? >> GLAD TO HEAR THAT.

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