Herkimer, N.Y. - UPDATE - Police say shooter was killed in shootout about 8:15 a.m. Thursday. This was after a long standoff connected to a shooting spree with Kurt Myers, 64.
Myers is wanted in the shootings of six people, four of them deadly.
The first shooting happened at a barbershop in Mohawk around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. A second shooting happened at a car wash.
Early Wednesday afternoon police cornered the suspect on North Main Street in Herkimer, and he fired back numerous times.
The standoff began while police were still holding multiple crime scenes.
State police said it all started Wednesday with a fire at the suspect's Mohawk Village apartment. Guns and ammunition were discovered inside.
Around the corner at a barbershop, there was a confrontation and four men were shot. Two died and two were critically wounded.
Then, police said, the gunman drove a mile to Herkimer where he opened fire at a car wash and lube shop, killing two more men.
"He parked in front of Gaffy's and he got out and started shooting," said witness Nicole Dillon. "They were walking around, watched him reload it, go into the shop and shot again. There were shells on the floor."
"We were scared to death," Dillon said. "We ran inside, called 911, locked the doors. Never thought that it would happen so close to home. I mean you hear things going on in the valley. To see it, it was a horrific experience."
Once cornered, police said the gunman made his presence known.
"This is truly an inexplicable situation," said Governor Andrew Cuomo, who went to the scene within hours. "There was no apparent rationale motive to the best of our knowledge at this time to provoke these attacks. We have sent our thoughts and our prayers to the victims and their families who are being notified, who have been notified recently of this senseless horror."