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Two people shot in parking lot of Affinity Medical Center in Massillon

Posted November 13, 2017 3:36 p.m. EST

— Two men were shot in the parking lot of Affinity Medical Center in Massillon Monday afternoon, Massillon Fire Chief Rhodes tells News 5.

The victims are in serious condition and are being treated at the hospital.

Suspect information was not immediately available.

Massillon City Schools were placed on lockdown for a brief time Monday due to the shooting. The district posted this statement to its Facebook page:

The safety of our students and staff is always our number one priority. This afternoon, the Massillon Police Department notified us that there was a safety concern within the community. The Massillon City School District took immediate action and placed each building in lock down for precautionary measures. Police have now notified us that it is safe to come out of lock down. In no circumstance were any of our students or staff in jeopardy. The incident was not on school property. Again, the safety of our students and staff is our number one priority.

This is a developing story.