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LOCKPORT – An argument that began inside a discount department store led to a serious stabbing in the store parking lot Sunday afternoon, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The victim, identified only as an adult male, suffered a serious stab wound in the upper part of his body, deputies said, and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Officers were called to Big Lots Plaza, 5897 S. Transit Road, Town of Lockport, at 2:25 p.m. Deputies are looking for two men who left the area in a silver minivan. Anyone with information should call Investigator Jeff Pytlik at 438-3336.