13 March 2013
Update on Multiple Shooting in Herkimer County
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Joseph A. D'Amico
Director of Public Information
The New York State Police are investigating two separate shootings that occurred shortly after 9:30 AM this morning in the Villages of Herkimer and Mohawk.
The investigation has revealed the following timeline:
At 9:29 am, the Herkimer County 911 center received a call of a residential fire at 32 South Washington Street.
At 9:33 am, the 911 center received multiple calls of shots fired at John’s Barber Shop located at 17 Main Street in the Village of Mohawk.
At 9:38 am, 911 received a shots fired call at Gaffy’s Jiffy Lube located at 320 Mohawk Street in the Village of Herkimer.
John’s Barber Shop – 4 victims
· Harry M. Montgomery
, age 68, from 3 South Washington in the Village of Mohawk was pronounced deceased at the scene.
· Michael G. Rancier
, age 57, from 114 Melrose in the Village of Herkimer was pronounced deceased at the scene.
· John Seymour,
owner of Barber Shop is listed in critical condition at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Utica, NY
· Dan Haslauer
, customer at barber shop, is listed in critical condition from gun shot wounds at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Utica.
Gaffy’s Jiffy Lube – 2 victims
Thomas Stefka, employee at Gaffy’s, was pronounced deceased at the scene
Michael L. Renshaw, a 20 year veteran of NYS Corrections, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The suspect, Kurt R. Myers
, age 64, from 32 South Washington Street is believed to be in a building on 248 North Main Street in Herkimer, NY . State Police have closed off the area, as they continue the search for Myers. More information to follow as it becomes available.
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