Man shoots doctor in parking lot of OH hospital, kills himself

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WKBN learned a doctor shot and killed in a Massillon, Ohio parking lot Monday afternoon was a Springfield High School and Youngstown State graduate.

Dr. George Seese, 59, a cardiologist, was on his way to his auto in the parking lot outside Affinity Medical Center in Massillon, Ohio, when police said he was approached by Michael Wood, 50. Seese was hit at least twice.

Seese, 59, was fatally wounded and the gunman, later identified as 50-year-old Michael Wood, shot himself at his auto, which was parked behind Seese's vehicle. Officials say the two men had a mutual love interest.

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Seese and Wood both died in the hospital after they were taken inside for treatment, reports say.

According to the police, the incident appeared to be an attempted murder and suicide. Wood died of a gunshot wound to the head; Seese died hours after the shooting.

Earlier Monday, Moser said Seese was in surgery at the hospital.

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Police also say the doctor is affiliated with Affinity Medical Center, but his practice is in Perry Township.

The suspect's whereabouts were not immediately clear, and area schools have been placed on lockdown.

Massillon - a city of about 32,258, according the Census' 2016 estimates - is about 54 miles southwest of Cleveland.

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