Four dead after shootings in Herkimer and Mohawk


HERKIMER COUNTY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Six people have been shot in two separate incidents in Herkimer County, four of whom have been confirmed dead. It seems that police are looking for one suspect for both incidents.

Two people were shot and killed at Gaffey's Car Wash on Mohawk Street in the Village of Herkimer.

Four people were shot at John's Barber Shop on Main Street in Mohawk. Two were killed and two were injured.

There were also reports of an explosion/fire at South Washington Street in Mohawk shortly before the shootings.

Initial reports stated a suspect fled the shooting scenes in a red jeep with a black top. According to radio transmissions, the vehicle was located shortly after 10 a.m. in Herkimer, but the suspect, said to be in possession of a long gun, was still on the loose.

Shortly before 11 a.m., eyewitnesses said there was a large police presence at an apartment on North Main Street in Herkimer, with guns drawn.

Schools in Herkimer, Mohawk, Ilion, Frankfort, Richfield Springs and Herkimer BOCES have been placed on lock down. Herkimer County Community College is also on lock down as is all HARC buildings.

Herkimer, Ilion and Frankfort Schools have cancelled their afternoon Pre-K as well.

Herkimer Village Court has been cancelled for Wednesday night. All cases are adjourned until the March 27.

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