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
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)
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(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. (Read more shooting stories.)

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