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* Shooting infront of Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland

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A 46-year-old man was fatally shot in front of one of Oakland’s best-known churches shortly before noon today, according to police.Police spokesman Jeff Thomason said the man, an Oakland resident, was shot at 11:43 a.m. in the 1300 block of 85th Avenue, next to Allen Temple Baptist Church. Officers who responded found the man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Thomason said.He said police are following up on several leads but he didn’t yet have a suspect description. Church officials weren’t immediately available for comment.The church, which was founded in 1919, has had many prominent visitors over the years, including Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who spoke there on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2005.

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