More Valley Shooting Stories

"Ape"-inspired legislation signed into law

Legislation inspired by the death of FBI K9 Ape during the Herkimer County shootings has now been signed into law. Read More »

Valley shooting victim speaks out for the first time

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Tragic events are not easy for anyone to get through, but Daniel Haslauer, one of the Valley shooting spree victims said that he owes his life to his family, friends, doctors and the Masonic Care Rehab Facility. Read More »

"Take Back The Day" honors victims of Mohawk Valley shootings

HERKIMER COUNTY, N.Y. (WKTV) - A community healing event was held Saturday in the Mohawk Valley in honor of the victims of the events of March 13, when four men and a K-9 were shot and killed. Read More »

Myers' cellphone records show creditor calls

HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) - Investigators scouring cellphone records of the man who fatally shot four people in Mohawk and Herkimer found no calls from family or friends in the seven months before the killings. Read More »

Barber who survived Herkimer County shooting spree speaks out

MOHAWK, N.Y. (WKTV) - March 13 began like any other day for barber John Seymour, but today he looks back on the horrific events that unfolded with a new appreciation for life. Read More »

Parent concerned about lockdown process after Herkimer County shootings

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Herkimer parent David Foster spent 25 agonizing minutes not knowing where his four-and-a-half-year-old son, Ethan, was on March 13. Read More »

Police: Ape the FBI dog was wearing bulletproof vest

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Herkimer Police say they want to clear the air about the misconception that an FBI dog killed in a shootout with suspect Kurt Meyers wasn't wearing a bulletproof vest. Read More »

State Senate passes Law Enforcement Canine Bill

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Law Enforcement Canine Bill, developed in memory of Ape, has been approved by the state senate. Read More »

Bells toll in Herkimer in honor of shooting victims

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - The bells rang seven times Monday morning with seven seconds between each toll. Read More »

Benefit event, auction exceeds turnout expectations

The benefit event Sunday for the victims and their families following those tragic shootings brought hundreds to Herkimer County. Read More »

Hundreds turn out for benefit for Valley Shooting victims

ILION, N.Y. (WKTV) - Hundreds turned out Sunday for a multi-location benefit to help the families of the victims of the Mohawk Valley Shootings. Read More »

Calling hours and memorial service held for Michael Renshaw

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Services were held in Herkimer on Saturday for Michael Renshaw, one of the victims in last week's tragic shootings. Read More »

Bells to ring Monday for victims of Herkimer County shootings

HERKIMER COUNTY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Bells will ring Monday in honor of those who lost their lives in last week's tragic shootings and those who came to their aid. Read More »

FBI: APE stands for "Area Protection Expert," K9 rose to top of training class

QUANTICO, V.A. (WKTV) - As the FBI continues to mourn the loss of their K9 member shot in the Herkimer County standoff, they are also touched by the support being show for the dog named Ape. Read More »

Monday, March 25 declared a "day of mourning" for Herkimer County

HERKIMER COUNTY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Herkimer County officials are declaring this Monday, March 25 a day of mourning. Read More »

D.A.: Gunman was armed with 95 rounds of ammunition

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Herkimer County officials say the suspect in last week's deadly shooting spree was armed with 95 live rounds of ammunition. Read More »

Services held for Thomas Stefka

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Services were held in Herkimer on Wednesday for lifelong Herkimer County resident Thomas Stefka. Read More »

No leads, no background on shooting suspect's motive

HERKIMER COUNTY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Authorities are coming up empty-handed in their ongoing quest for a motive in last week's tragic shootings. Read More »

Organizers seek donations for shooting benefit

Donations are sought for a benefit this Sunday for the families of the six victims in last week's shootings in Herkimer and Mohawk. Read More »

Herkimer/Mohawk Police Chief: cuts would make for unsafe situation

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Even before Wednesday's quadruple-fatal shooting in Mohawk and Herkimer, the police chief says he's been fighting against budget cuts. Read More »

Interfaith Healing Service inspires hope in The Valley

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - More than one hundred community members gathered Monday night for an Interfaith Healing Service in Herkimer. Read More »

Interfaith Service to be held Monday night

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Local leaders of faith are hosting an Interfaith Healing Service Monday night in Herkimer. Read More »

Memorial service held for fallen K9 officer killed in Herkimer shootout

QUANTICO, Virginia (WKTV) - A memorial service was held on Monday for Ape, the FBI dog that was killed in the shootout with Kurt Myers in the Village of Herkimer on Thursday. Read More »

Services held for Harry Montgomery of Mohawk

Calling hours and funeral services for Harry Montgomery were held Monday evening at the Applegate-Day and Enea Funeral Home on Acme Road on the border of Ilion and Frankfort. Read More »

Police: Herkimer County shooting suspect was penniless

HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) - State police say the man who fatally shot four people in Mohawk and Herkimer had no money, no job and was maxed out on his credit cards. Read More »

Funeral for Herkimer shooting victim Michael Ransear

MARCY, N.Y. (WKTV) - A funeral service was held Monday for Michael Ransear, 57, of Herkimer. He's one of the four people shot and killed by gunman Kurt Myers Wednesday, March 13. Read More »

North Main Street fully re-opens as community tries to return to normalcy

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - The community is attempting to return to some semblance of normalcy following the tragic shooting spree in Herkimer County last week. Read More »

Calling hours held for one victim, prayer service planned

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - As the Mohawk Valley continues to mourn the loss of four killed in a shooting spree, the first calling hours for one man was held Sunday evening. Read More »

Boy Scouts plan fundraiser for shooting victims' families

MOHAWK VALLEY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Boy Scout Troops in the Mohawk Valley are coming together to hold a fundraiser for the families of those killed in last week's shootings. Read More »

Remembering the victims of Mohawk Valley tragedy

The Mohawk Valley community continues to mourn the loss of four of its residents who all lost their lives in the shooting spree on Wednesday. Read More »

Myers neighbors recount fire that started off shooting spree

MOHAWK, N.Y. (WKTV) - As 64-year-old gunman Kurt Myers started his first-floor apartment on fire at 32 South Washington Street in Mohawk, an eight-month-old baby girl slept in the apartment above his. Read More »

Harry Montgomery

MOHAWK – Harry M. Montgomery, Sr., “Monty”, age 68, of 25 E. Main St., Mohawk, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Read More »

Survivor's wife: "Keep the prayers coming"

MOHAWK, N.Y. (WKTV) - Among the sadness of the shooting spree in Herkimer County, hope is still shining through for the two survivors, John Seymour and Dan Haslauer. Read More »

Local group leaders meet to discuss helping community following shootings

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Leaders from more than a dozen local organizations gathered today to talk about how they can help out following the tragic events of this week. Read More »

Montgomery family establishes funeral fund, announces calling hours

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - The family of Harry Montgomery, a man killed Wednesday in the shooting spree, has established a fund to help pay for funeral costs. Read More »

Outpouring of support continues for fallen K-9

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - As the communities of the Mohawk Valley begin to heal from the shooting spree Wednesday, many are sharing their condolences for the K-9 who was killed by Myers. Read More »

Autopsy results awaited for victims, suspect in shooting spree

HERKIMER COUNTY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Friday marked day two of a long, painful recovery, both physically and emotionally for the Herkimer and Mohawk community. Read More »

Service agencies help those displaced by shooting

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Local service agencies have been helping those who were displaced during the shooting spree in the valley. Read More »

Candlelight Vigil held in Mohawk

MOHAWK, N.Y. (WKTV) - A day after the tragic shootings in Mohawk and Herkimer hundreds of residents came together in a candlelight vigil Thursday night. The gathering was held in Mohawk's Weller Park to remember the four victims shot to death at John's Barbershop and Gaffey's Fast Lube and Car Wash. Read More »

Making news decisions with two big stories

News Director Steve McMurray shares with viewers how NEWSChannel 2 made news decisions on Wednesday, dealing with both the Mohawk Valley Shooting Spree and the Election of the New Pope. Read More »

Mohawk Valley communities trying to heal after tragic events

MOHAWK, N.Y. (WKTV) - Residents in the Village of Mohawk are trying to figure out where to begin as they try to move on from a tragic shooting that struck the small community. Read More »

Victims' friends and families share memories of loved ones

(WKTV) - The standoff in Herkimer ended, bringing relief to many residents in the Mohawk Valley and also shifting focus to those whose lives were lost. Read More »

24 hours of terror in Mohawk Valley ends with suspect's death

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Law enforcement officials shot and killed alleged gunman Kurt Myers, the man suspected of shooting six people. Read More »

Benefit planned to raise money for shooting victim's families

MOHAWK, N.Y. (WKTV) - Some neighbors in the tight knit Mohawk Valley community are planning a benefit for all of the victims of Wednesday's shooting spree: the families of the four who died, and the two victims still fighting for their lives in local hospitals. Read More »

Thursday's Press Conference

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - New York State Police held a press conference Thursday morning, following the shootout they had with shooting suspect Kurt Myers. Read More »

Candlelight vigil scheduled to honor shooting victims

MOHAWK, N.Y. (WKTV) - Village officials in Mohawk announced that a candlelight memorial service will be held Thursday to honor those who were killed or injured in Wednesday's shootings. Read More »

FBI mourns loss of K-9 team member lost in shootout

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - The FBI is mourning the loss of their K-9 team member after the German Shepherd was shot by Kurt Myers in a shootout Thursday morning. Read More »

Hanna issues statement on tragedy in Herkimer County

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) – U.S. Representative Richard Hanna issued a statement in regards to the Herkimer County Shooting Spree. Read More »

Valley Shooting Spree

Law enforcement commended, still no clear motive in Valley killings

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - At a media address Thursday morning, local and state authorities discussed the events that led to the shooting death of multiple homicide suspect Kurt Myers. Read More »

Gov. Cuomo: "Now time for mourning"

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Governor Andrew Cuomo released a statement to NEWSChannel 2 following the police standoff in Herkimer. Read More »

Police shoot and kill suspected gunman Myers

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Police confirm that they have shot and killed suspected gunman Kurt Myers after storming the building on North Main Street. Read More »

Police: Update on standoff expected soon; Several schools closed, delayed

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Several schools in the valley are closed Thursday morning. Even more organizations are operating on delays as the standoff continues outside an abandoned buliding on North Main Street in Herkimer. Read More »

Alleged gunman and police exchange gunfire Wednesday afternoon

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - As shots were fired on North Main Street Wednesday afternoon as police found the location of alleged shooter Kurt Myers. Read More »

Local residents speak out about witnessing shootings

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - The typically peaceful Mohawk Valley's residents were going about their morning routines when tragedy struck. NEWSChannel 2 spoke with Nicole Dillon, who stood outside on Mohawk Street to have a cigarette, only to end up witnessing a double homicide. Read More »

Police to remain on watch for Myers overnight

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Police are confident that shooting suspect Kurt Myers is inside an abandoned building on North Main Street in Herkimer. Authorities say they have the building surrounded and secured. Read More »

Tragedy strikes Mohawk Valley as gunman kills four, injures two

(WKTV) - Tragedy struck the Mohawk Valley on Wednesday as a gunman shot six people, four fatally, as they were going about their morning routines in their typically peaceful communities. Read More »

Situation in Herkimer Latest Information

There are no new significant developments, but NEWSChannel 2 has this special report to bring viewers up to speed on the situation in Herkimer. Read More »

Weisser's Jewelers in Herkimer Surveillance Video

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - One of the locations that had been searched for shooting suspect Kurt Myers was Weisser's Jewelers in Herkimer. This is subservience video released by the store that shows SWAT teams entering the building. Read More »

Suspect's landlord: "Quite surprising to me"

MOHAWK, N.Y. (WKTV) - People who know Kurt Myers are beginning to share what they know about the individual who is suspected of going on a shooting rampage in Herkimer County Wednesday morning. Read More »

Valley Shooting Spree Timeline of Events

Timeline of events of Herkimer County Shooting Spree. Read More »

Who is shooting suspect Kurt Myers?

Kurt Myers is the man police allege shot six people Wednesday in Herkimer County, four of whom died. Read More »

Senator Seward issues statement on Valley shootings

ALBANY, N.Y. – State Senator James Seward today commented on the shooting tragedy in Herkimer County. Read More »

Closures or lockdowns resulting from Herkimer County Shootings

Schools and organizations closed or on lockdown as a result of the Herkimer County Shootings. Read More »

Four dead after shootings in Herkimer and Mohawk

HERKIMER COUNTY, N.Y. (WKTV) - State Police say six people have been shot and four killed in separate locations in Mohawk and Herkimer. Read More »

Authorities surround Glory Days in Herkimer

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Authorities are swarming a North Main Street location in Herkimer as the investigation continues into the fatal shooting of four people. Read More »

Names of victims released in fatal Valley shootings

HERKIMER and MOHAWK, N.Y. (WKTV) - Authorities have released the names of those killed Wednesday morning after two shootings in Herkimer County. Read More »

Kurt Myers confirmed as shooting suspect

HERKIMER COUNTY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Law enforcement officials are in the search of Kurt Meyers, the man alleged to have shot six people in two incidents Wednesday morning, four fatally. Read More »

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