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Police say a shooting in the parking lot of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church was not connected to the church.

DeKalb County police were called to the scene at 5:30 p.m., reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution. A male who was found shot in the parking lot remains in critical condition.

Both the motive and suspect are unknown and no further details are available as of this report.

Embattled Bishop Eddie Long, who has been in the news for an alleged all-male sex scandal, is the pastor of New Birth.

DeKalb police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said this incident is not connected to the church.

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