A police standoff with an alleged New York gunman is still ongoing as of Wednesday night, after the gunman shot and killed four people in a series of apparent unprovoked attacks.
The shooter, identified by police as 64-year-old Kurt Myers from Mohawk Valley, New York, apparently set fire to his home around 9:30 Wednesday morning, according to Joseph D’Amico of the New York State Police. After that, he drove to John’s Barber Shop in Mohawk and shot two men, ages 58 and 57, who died on the scene. Two others were also shot, and were taken to a local hospital where they remain in critical condition Wednesday night.
After the barbershop shooting rampage, Myers then drove to Gaffey’s car wash in Herkimer where he shot and killed two other men, one in his 50s and the other 60 years old.
D’Amico and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to update the public about Myers, explaining that he is still at large.
As of late Wednesday afternoon, police have surrounded an abandoned building in Herkimer, where they believe Myers is hiding out. Shots were fired at police, likely from Myers, as they were searching the location. Thus, they are now carefully assessing the situation so as to not put any police officers in harm’s way.
Source: CBS News