A mass shooter in Atlanta shot and killed eight people at multiple area spas and massage parlors, including six Asian women.
BREAKING: A mass shooter in Atlanta shot and killed seven people at multiple area spas, including four people who appear to be Asian women.
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 17, 2021
The suspect Robert Aaron Long, 21, was later apprehended by police.
Atlanta shootings: Four women dead after gunfire at two spas with suspect on the run
Officers in the Georgia state capital that they are searching for the alleged shooter who drove away in a black Hyundai SUV
Local police released this image of a suspect in the alleged shooting pic.twitter.com/LNF2jkaGGJ
— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) March 16, 2021
FOX News reported:
Investigators said the first shooting occurred at about 5 p.m. at Young’s Asian Massage in the town of Ackworth, in Cherokee County. Two victims died at the scene and three were transported to a hospital, where two later died.
Less than an hour after the first shooting, police in the Buckhead neighborhood, in northeast Atlanta, responded to a call of a robbery in progress and found three women dead from apparent gunshot wounds at Gold Spa.
While at that scene, police received a call of shots fired at another spa across the street, Aromatherapy Spa, and found a woman who appeared to have been shot dead inside the business.
At least six of the eight victims were Asian women, authorities said, adding that it’s too early to say if race played a role.
#BREAKING Robert Aaron Long, the suspected gunman in the Cherokee County massage parlor shooting has been caught following a chase in Crisp County. Also, death toll now at four in Cherokee. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/iIBJV7HcbO
— Chris Jose (@ChrisJoseWSB) March 17, 2021
UPDATE: The Atlanta killer told police he is a sex addict and he wanted to “eliminate locations he saw as ‘temptations’ for his sex addiction.”
Atlanta serial killer suspect told police the massage parlor shootings were not racially motivated, that he wanted to eliminate locations he saw as ‘temptations’ for his sex addiction pic.twitter.com/0YGT6ffaSq
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) March 17, 2021