Four Killed In Herkimer County Shootings

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Update: The Associated Press reported Wednesday afternoon that SWAT teams have moved in on a row of shops in upstate New York where they believe a gunman who killed four people and wounded two others may be hiding.
   
A black armored vehicle and a track-driven robot with a camera on top rolled up in front of Glory Days Food and Spirits in the village of Herkimer on Wednesday afternoon as officers surrounded blocks of shops topped with apartments.
   
They're looking for Kurt Myers, suspected of shooting four people in his hometown, nearby Mohawk, and killing two others in Herkimer earlier in the day.
   
Myles Smith, who lives nearby, told The Associated Press by cellphone that he heard police trying to talk Meyers into coming out of another building.

He says there are snipers on the roof.

Our earlier report:

Authorities have identified the man they believe killed four people and wounded two others at separate shootings in neighboring Herkimer County villages.

Joseph Malone, the police chief for Herkimer and Mohawk, says authorities are looking for 64-year-old Kurt Myers, of Mohawk.

Officials say guns and ammunition were found inside his apartment after emergency crews were sent to a fire there Wednesday morning.

Soon after, police say two people were fatally shot and two others wounded at John's Barber Shop, around the corner from the apartment.

Officials say the second shooting happened about a mile away in Herkimer, where two people were killed at Gaffey's Fast Lube and Car Wash.

Officials say Myers remains at large Wednesday afternoon. Police are focusing on a jewelry store in Herkimer.

 

 

Thursday, October 30, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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