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Gunman in New York Rampage Dead in Shootout

Authorities say Myers was killed in a shootout with police

 


 

JOHN KEKIS and MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press | Thursday, March 14, 2013

HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in upstate New York say the suspected gunman in a rampage at a car wash and a barbershop that left four people dead and two wounded has been killed by police in a shootout.

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They say 64-year-old Kurt Myers was killed Thursday by police who had surrounded a block of small businesses in the village of Herkimer since Wednesday afternoon.

State police say Myers' rampage started with a fire in his apartment in the nearby village of Mohawk on Wednesday morning. They say he then shot two people dead and wounded two others at a barbershop around the corner before killing two more at a Herkimer oil change and car wash business.

Hours later, a flurry of gunfire was heard near where police had narrowed their search.

A college and schools were locked down, and people told to stay inside as police hunted Myers.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.



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