2 NY Shootings Leave 4 Dead; Police ID Suspect

Kurt Meyers, 64, is sought by police in Herkimer

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 13, 2013 10:59 AM CDT | Updated Mar 13, 2013 5:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Six people were shot, four of them fatally, in two shootings this morning in Herkimer County, NY, reports WKTV News. Police believe the same person was responsible for both and have identified the suspect as 64-year-old Kurt Meyers of the town of Mohawk, reports the AP. He remains at large, and shots have have reported as the police look for him. Two people were killed at a car wash in the town of Herkimer, then four were shot at a barber shop in Mohawk.

The suspect fled in a red Jeep with a black top. The Jeep was recovered around 10am, but the shooter was not with the vehicle, and he was reportedly seen carrying a long gun. Police raided Meyers' apartment and found explosives, but not him. Local schools are on lockdown.

Six shot, four killed in Herkimer County, NY. Police are looking for a suspect, believed to be in town and carrying a long gun.
Six shot, four killed in Herkimer County, NY. Police are looking for a suspect, believed to be in town and carrying a long gun.   (MrDraftCentral)
Law enforcement officers run for cover along Main Street  in Herkimer.
Law enforcement officers run for cover along Main Street in Herkimer.   (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Law enforcement officers take cover along Main Street.
Law enforcement officers take cover along Main Street.   (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Law enforcement officers block off Main Street  in Herkimer, N.Y.
Law enforcement officers block off Main Street in Herkimer, N.Y.   (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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