Gunman kills 1 person in chapel of Atlanta megachurch

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COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- A man opened fire Wednesday morning inside a Georgia megachurch chapel, killing one, and police were still searching for the suspect.

The suspect got away in a vehicle after the shooting at World Changers Church International in College Park south of Atlanta, Fulton County Police Cpl. Kay Lester told The Associated Press.

The wounded person was being taken to a hospital in critical condition, but died later, Lester said.

World Changers Church International is one of the nation's largest, and its website states that it serves nearly 30,000 members. The church is led by the Rev. Creflo Dollar, its founder and senior pastor.

The church didn't immediately return calls seeking details, but there was no indication from authorities that Dollar was injured.

The church holds services Wednesday at 10 a.m. in its chapel, according to its website.

It wasn't known whether that service had actually started or how many people were there when the shooting happened, Lester said. Police got the call around 9:55 a.m.

Associated Press

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