Tragedy has struck in Atl and this time its at Creflo Dollar's megachurch. This is what the Atlanta Journal Constitution is repoting:
A man shot Wednesday morning at World Changers Church International in College Park has died, according to Fulton County police.
Police confirmed earlier that one man was shot around 10:30 a.m. and transported in critical condition to South Fulton Hospital where he later died. Channel 2 Action News said the victim was a member of the church’s production crew.
Creflo Dollar is the pastor of the megachurch.
Police are looking for a suspect who left the scene of the church, which is located at 2500 Burdett Road. Police are looking for a black Subaru in connection with the shooting, which reportedly occurred in the chapel where the church hosts a Bible study every Wednesday.
Karen Webb, who had taken her mother to the church for Bible study, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she was told the victim was shot six times.
“I brought my mother up here to go to church — every Wednesday she attends Bible study. As soon as we get here I’m told someone has been shot,” Webb said. “He was one of the praise leaders.” Webb said she was told the shooter was a 20-year member of the church.
Antonio Wills, a former member who lives near the church, said the incident sends “a shock wave through the city.”
Wills said his thoughts were on the man who was killed.
“Hopefully everybody will pray for the victim’s family,” he said.
Fulton County Police asked to lockdown Bethune Elementary School and McNair Middle, according to schools spokeswoman Susan Hale. She said the lockdown was lifted around 11 a.m. There was no disruption to the schools or testing, she told Channel 2.
Dollar started World Changers Ministries in 1986 with eight members, holding services in the cafeteria of a local elementary school, according to the church’s website. Its campus now occupies 81 acres, with services held in the 8,500-seat World Dome. Dollar is a regular on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
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