NEW DETAILS: 7 dead in shootings at 3 massage parlors across metro Atlanta
Shootings at two massage parlors in Atlanta and one in the suburbs have left seven people dead, many of them women of Asian descent, authorities said Tuesday.
Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant said three people were killed at a spa in northeast Atlanta, while a fourth person was killed at another spa across the street. He said all three victims were female, and “It appears that they may be Asian.”
Atlanta police officers responding to a call of a robbery in progress at one spa around 5:50 p.m. found three women dead from apparent gunshot wounds, police said. While they were at that scene, they learned of a call reporting shots fired at another spa across the street and found a woman who appeared to have been shot dead inside the business.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Officials have captured a man suspected in one of three shootings across metro Atlanta that left eight people dead Tuesday.
Robert Aaron Long, 21, of Woodstock, was identified as the suspect in the shooting at Young’s Asian Massage Parlor in Cherokee County that left four people dead and one person injured, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.