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This photo was taken after shots were fired at Denver's Civic Center Park 4/20 rally on April 20, 2013 (Photo courtesy: Daniel Harlan)

DENVER — Just hours after two people were shot at a 4/20 rally in Denver, parks and recreation officials announced that all remaining events in Civic Center Park were cancelled this weekend.

“The decision was mutual between both parties and was made after two individuals were injured in the park Saturday afternoon,” said Jeff Green with Denver Parks and Recreation.

The 4/20 rally that was held at Denver’s Civic Center Park on Saturday was quickly broken up when multiple shots were fired in the area.The shooting happened just before 5 p.m. near the east side of the amphitheater.

Denver Police confirmed that one male and one female were shot in the leg and suffered non life-threatening injuries. Both victims are between 20 and 30 years old.

The public assembly permit that was issued for the 4/20 rally on both Saturday and Sunday has been cancelled as well.

“Our top priority is public safety,” said Lauri Dannemiller, Manager of Denver Parks and Recreation.  “We’ve met with the event organizers and we’re all in agreement that out of respect for the individuals that were injured and to allow Denver Police the ability to conduct a thorough investigation, events should be canceled for the remainder of the weekend.”

Rally organizers for the 4/20 event were working to shut down the event, and clear all equipment from the park Saturday night.

Police are looking for two shooting suspects. One man is described as a black male with a light complexion, who is 6-foot-tall and 180 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and a Carolina baseball hat.

The second suspect is described as a black male who was wearing a black and white checkered shirt.

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