Police say Kurt Myers, 64, is armed and dangerous. Investigators say he may be connected to the two shooting incidents: one at Gaffey's Car Wash in the village of Herkimer and one in the village of Mohawk. Two people were killed in each incident. Our Syracuse sister station, WSYR-TV, reports that police and SWAT teams have converged on a jewelry store on North Main Street in the village of Herkimer. They have not indicated that a suspect has been taken into custody.
Our Utica sister station, WUTR-TV, reports that Herkimer County Community College, Herkimer Central School District schools, Mohawk Central School District schools, and Herkimer BOCES are on lockdown. HCCC sent a notification to staff and students saying that police are looking for a man in his mid 60s who is 5-foot-11 with white hair and a white beard. They described the man as armed and dangerous. At the time of the incident, the person they are looking for was wearing a flannel shirt.
We are awaiting a press conference with Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Police Chief Joseph D'Amico. We will bring you more information as it becomes available.