4 killed in upstate New York shooting

A man who opened fire at a car wash in Herkimer and a barbershop in Mohawk remains at large

Published March 13, 2013 5:00PM (EDT)

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HERKIMER, N.Y.—A man opened fire at a car wash and a barbershop a mile away Wednesday morning, killing four people and wounding at least two others, police said, and the suspect was being sought.

State police told local media outlets a man shot and killed two unidentified people Wednesday morning at Gaffey's Fast Lube in the village of Herkimer. Two others were killed at John's Barber Shop in the village of Mohawk. They said a total of six people had been shot.

The two villages are about 65 miles east of Syracuse, on opposite sides of the Mohawk River in a region known as the Mohawk Valley.

Herkimer Village police would only say that there was a shooting and a manhunt.

Herkimer County Community College and local schools were on lockdown.

Amanda Viscomi, Herkimer's acting clerk-treasurer for the village of 7,700, told the Associated Press the shooting at Gaffey's happened a few blocks from village hall. She said she was told the shooter was at large and that state police, sheriff's deputies and other police were swarming the area.

"Everybody's on lockdown, all the schools, the college, the village," Ms. Viscomi said. "It's very, very scary."

By Associated Press

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