HERKIMER, N.Y. — Multiple gunshots have rung out, including some fired by state police, in an upstate New York village where police are searching for a suspect in the fatal shootings of four people.
Joseph Malone, the police chief for Herkimer and Mohawk, says authorities are looking for 64-year-old Kurt Meyers of Mohawk. He says Meyers shot at a car wash and barbershop this morning, killing four people and wounding at least two others.
Officials say guns and ammunition were found inside Meyers’ apartment after emergency crews were sent to a fire there this morning.
Herkimer County Community College and public schools are on lockdown.
Police on foot and in a helicopter swarmed two upstate New York villages searching for Meyers.
Soon after, two people were fatally shot and two others wounded at John’s Barber Shop, around the corner from the apartment, police said. The second shooting happened about a mile away in Herkimer, where two people were killed at Gaffey’s Fast Lube and Car Wash, authorities said.
The two villages are about 65 miles east of Syracuse, on opposite sides of the Mohawk River in a region known as the Mohawk Valley.