4 killed at NY shops; police search for suspect


HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have identified the man they believe killed of four people and wounded two others at separate shootings in neighboring upstate New York villages.

Joseph Malone, the police chief for Herkimer and Mohawk, says authorities are looking for 64-year-old Kurt Meyers, of Mohawk. Officials say guns and ammunition were found inside his apartment after emergency crews were sent to a fire there Wednesday morning.

Soon after, police say two people were fatally shot and two others wounded at John's Barber Shop, around the corner from the apartment. Officials say the second shooting happened about a mile away in Herkimer, where two people were killed at Gaffey's Fast Lube and Car Wash.

Officials say Meyers remains at large Wednesday afternoon. Police are focusing on a jewelry store in Herkimer.