Man, woman killed in Massillon, suspect identified as ex-boyfriend of woman

Posted at 10:39 PM, Aug 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-22 10:45:16-04

Two people are dead and the suspect is in the hospital after a double shooting in Massillon Saturday night.

Massillon police were called to the 900 block of 17th Street NE for a report that two people has been shot in their car. 

Police say it appeared the man and woman were leaving the man's house when the suspect approached their car and shot them both before leaving the scene. 

The man, identified by the Stark County Coroner's Office as Michael Lovette, was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was taken by medical helicopter to an Akron hospital where she died during surgery. 

The suspect, identified by police as the ex-boyfriend of the woman, was located at his home in Jackson Township. 

Police say he attempted to take his own life before officers found him. He is currently being treated at a local hospital.

No other information was immediately released.