In the United States, in New York, doctors stated the death of four and the wounding of three people, who were attacked with a knife and killed by a relative of the victims.
This was reported by the BBC.
According to the head of the New York Police Department Jeff Maddry, on the morning of Sunday, December 3, law enforcement officers came to a call in the Far Rockaway area, where they found the victims of the attack in an arson house.
In addition to killing the family, the suspect stabbed and wounded two police officers when they tried to detain him. In response, law enforcement officers shot the criminal. He later died in hospital.
According to the head of the police department, law enforcement officers were called by a young woman who told 911 that her "cousin was killing members of her family."
At the crime scene, police found an 11-year-old girl at the entrance to the house. She was taken to the hospital, but later died from her injuries.
After the New York City Fire Department arrived at the scene, emergency services found the bodies of three other people in the house: a 12-year-old boy, a 44-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man.
Law enforcement officers also called an ambulance for a 61-year-old woman, who was taken to the hospital with multiple stab wounds.
Police believe all of the victims died as a result of stab wounds, and a kitchen steak knife was found at the scene.
The NYPD has identified the suspect. It turned out to be 39-year-old Courtney Gordon, who was previously arrested for domestic violence.
At the time of the attack, he was visiting his family in Queens.
Police said the investigation was ongoing.
Meanwhile, in Ukraine, in the Lviv region, a 40-year-old man stabbed a 50-year-old woman. After the murder, in order to hide the traces of the crime, he dismembered her body in the bathroom of the apartment.
The offender is currently in custody.