Kurt Myers confirmed as shooting suspect


HERKIMER COUNTY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Law enforcement officials are in search of Kurt Myers, the man allegedly wanted for shooting six people in two incidents Wednesday morning.

The six people were shot in two separate incidents, four of whom have been confirmed dead. It seems that police are looking for the 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. Myers is listed as a resident of the same street.

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. That was still the case 12 hours later, with the suspect still not in police custody.

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