Four people were killed today during a shooting spree in upstate New York.
According to News 8000, four people were killed and two others were wounded during two separate shootings in Herkimer and Mohawk.
State police trooper Jack Keller said that two people were killed at a car wash next to a jewelry store in Herkimer and another two were killed at a barber shop in Mohawk. The barber shop shooting also injured two additional people. Police believe that the two incidents may be related.
Herkimer and Mohawk are about 70 miles northwest of Albany. The two towns are separated by the Mohawk River.
Police are currently looking for the shooter. According to Fox News, officials have identified the suspect as 64-year-old Kurt Meyers. He is considered armed and dangerous and is still on the loose.
As a precaution, officials have decided to put schools in Herkimer, Mohawk, and surrounding municipalities under lockdown. Mark Vivacqua the superintendent in Herkimer, said that schools in Bridgewater, Dolgeville, Frankfurt Ilion, Little Falls, Newport, Richfield Springs, and West Winfield were currently under lockdown.
Amanda Viscomi, Herkimer’s acting clerk-treasurer, said: “Everybody’s on lockdown, all the schools, the college, the village … It’s very, very scary.”
Here’s a video report about the shooting spree in New York.