NY suspect killed in upstate NY shooting rampage that left 4 dead

Posted at 4:01 PM, Mar 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-14 16:15:40-04

VILLAGE OF HERKIMER, N.Y. (PIX11) – The gunman behind a shooting spree that left four people dead at an upstate New York car wash and barber shop, has been killed by police.

State police say the shooting happened in the Village of Herkimer in upstate New York, 65 miles east of Syracuse Wednesday morning. The suspect, identified by police as Kurt Myers, was killed following a long standoff with police Thursday.

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Kurt Myers (Photo/New York State Police)

According to Herkimer Chief of Police Joseph Malone, Myers is believed to have set fire to his house at 9 a.m. before opening fire in two different communities near Utica — Herkimer and Mohwak.

The first shooting happened at Gaffey’s Fast Lube on Mohwak Street where two victims were killed. The gunman then made his way to John’s Barber Shop  on Main Street, where he killed two others.

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At least four people are reported dead after a shooting spree by a gunman who opened fire at an upstate New York car wash and then shortly after at a nearby barber shop Wednesday morning.

In addition to the four fatalities, at least two others were wounded.

Several schools in Herkimer County were placed on lock down as authorities sought Meyers.

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