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Shooting victim's wife of 46 years mourns her husband

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HERKIMER, N.Y.--The small towns of Mohawk and Herkimer in Herkimer county are still trying to come to terms with Wednesday's shooting spree.

Gaffey's Fast Lube in Herkimer and John's Barber Shop in Mohawk are located about a mile from one another and both the sites of Kurt Myer's shooting spree.

During a press conference Wednesday morning, state police say Myers shot and killed four people and shot and injured two others who are in critical condition.

Among those killed was 68-year-old Harry Montgomery. His wife Linda tells NEWS10 she didn't even know her husband was going to be at the barber shop Wednesday morning. She was on the way to Utica for a doctor's appointment with her daughter.

"The last thing he said was, 'I'll see you later.' I couldn't get ahold of him and I said to my daughter, 'His car isn't out there, is it?' Then my daughter looked and said 'oh my God, Mom, it's Dad's car'," says Montgomery.

Montgomery says her husband had been to the barber shop hundreds of times. Wednesday's haircut turned into the unthinkable.

"Why would someone go out there and do that to people who didn't even know him?" asks Montgomery.

Montgomery describes her husband of 46 years as a family man, who adored his three children and five grandsons, as well as the Deerfield and Village of Mohawk Fire Departments.

Linda says when it came to Harry, it was all about the little things.

"We didn't have a lot of money," says Montgomery. "It was just the little things, like going to buy me and my daughter a pen for Valentine's Day with a heart on it that lit up. Or going to McDonald's to get a shamrock milkshake because it was just the little things that meant so much."

Harry's car is still parked outside the barber shop where it was Wednesday morning, flowers and balloons now placed on top. Linda says she is still searching for answers.

"To have him taken out this way just isn't fair," says Montgomery.

State police say they are still investigating a motive behind Myers' shooting spree.

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