By Tom Precious
ALBANY -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to Herkimer to give a 2pm update to reporters there about this morning's fatal shootings of four people in two Mohawk Valley communities.
The shootings come just two months after Cuomo and lawmakers enacted a series of restrictive new gun and ammo ownership provisions, a law that has seen considerable push-back from gun owners in the form of everything from street protests to lawsuits. [The shootings have fueled a spirited and at-times nasty debate over the gun control law on central New York web sites.]
Local media identified the suspect, who is still on the loose, as Kurt R. Myers, 64, of Mohawk. The shootings occurred at a car wash in Herkimer and a barber shop in Mohawk. The Utica Observer-Dispatch has reported an unknown long rifle was used in the shootings.