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Suspected Upstate New York Gunman Killed in Police Standoff [Updated]

Law enforcement officers block off Main Street in Herkimer, N.Y., while searching for a suspect in two shootings that killed four and injured at least two on, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Authorities were looking for 64-year-old Kurt Meyers, said Herkimer Police Chief Joseph Malone. Officials say guns and ammunition were found inside his Mohawk apartment after emergency crews were sent to a fire there Wednesday morning. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Officers block off Main Street in Herkimer, N.Y. while searching for Myers. Photo: Mike Groll

Nearly a full day after a man opened fire at a car wash and a barbershop in upstate New York, killing four people, the gunman was reportedly killed in a standoff with police. The suspect, Kurt Myers, hid in an abandoned building in Herkimer, NY on Wednesday afternoon and shot at officers, who returned fire during a prolonged shootout. Hundreds of officers surrounded the building, and early on Thursday morning they were still periodically blaring sirens and attempting to convince Myers to surrender. Governor Cuomo, who is in Herkimer, said authorities still don’t know what sparked the shooting spree. “There’s no apparent motive to the best of our knowledge at this time to provoke these attacks,” he said.

This post has been updated throughout.

Upstate N.Y. Gunman Killed in Police Standoff