Rampage kills 4, shatters peace in 2 NY villages


HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) — More information is coming out about the six men shot by a gunman who opened fire inside two businesses in neighboring upstate New York villages.

Among the four killed Wednesday morning are a veteran prison guard, a retired correction officer and a car care worker who played guitar at his local church.

The suspected gunman, 64-year-old Kurt Myers, remains holed up in an abandoned building in the village of Herkimer. Police are keeping vigilant watch there Thursday morning, periodically blaring sirens in an apparent attempt to encourage Myers to surrender, if alive.

Police say Myers' rampage started with a fire in his apartment in the nearby village of Mohawk. He then drove to a barbershop used a shotgun to kill two customers and wound two others. At a car care shop about a mile away, he killed two more.

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