WTF is going in in Herkimer?? 4 people got shot and the guy is still on the loose???—
(@Reggie_Noble_) March 13, 2013
Police say four people are dead after shootings in the upstate New York villages of Mohawk and Herkimer. The suspect has reportedly not been captured and area schools are on lockdown.
An alert sent by Herkimer County Community College indicates police are seeking an “active shooter” described as a 5′ 11″ tall white male in his mid-60s. He reportedly has a gray beard, is wearing a flannel shirt and is driving a maroon Jeep Cherokee.
Details from Utica’s Observer-Dispatch:
Naturally, Piers Morgan is circling like a vulture:
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The manhunt is still on. Police may be closing on on the suspect.
Police confirm there were two shooting sites, not three:
Police may have the suspect surrounded:
The suspect has been identified as 64-year-old Kurt Myers.
A clearer photo of the suspect:
The suspect’s name is being reported by some outlets as “Kurt Myers” and “Kurt Meyers” by others.
A press conference is expected this afternoon.
Reports are coming in that the suspect blew up his house in Mohawk Valley, New York.
As of 1:14 p.m. ET, Myers has not been captured by police.
More on the suspect:
A color photo:
Confirmation of the suspect’s name: It is Kurt Myers.
Reports of additional shots fired:
This Twitter user is near the active shooting scene.
There were reportedly at least a dozen shots fired.
The suspect was reportedly killed:
Twitchy will monitor this developing story and update as more details become available.