ATLANTA AP — A white gunman was charged Wednesday with killing eight people at three Atlanta-area massage parlors in an attack that sent terror through the Asian American community , which has increasingly been targeted during the coronavirus pandemic. A day after the shootings, investigators were trying to unravel what might have compelled year-old Robert Aaron Long to commit the worst mass killing in the U. But those statements spurred outrage and widespread skepticism given the locations and that six of the eight victims were women of Asian descent. Bee Nguyen, the first Vietnamese American to serve in the Georgia House and a frequent advocate for women and communities of color.
Slain workers and customers in Atlanta spa shootings mourned by families
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Officials and local media in the US state of Georgia have identified the eight people who were killed on Tuesday night inside spas in the Atlanta area. Ms Yaun and her husband had gone to Young's Asian Massage for a couples massage, according to an online fundraiser set up for the family's funeral costs. Her husband, Mario Gonzalez, was in another room during the attack and hid from the gunman. The couple had been married less than a year. They have two children - a teenage son and an 8-month-old baby girl. Xiaojie Tan owned two businesses, including Young's Asian Spa where the first shooting occurred, according to city business records. According to NBC News, she was also a licensed massage therapist.
Gunman kills eight people at three Atlanta-area massage parlors
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After dropping off flowers Jesus Estrella, left, and Shelby S. They loved to cook, dance, sing and travel. They worked long hours, sometimes in settings their children little understood. These are the eight people killed by gunfire at three Atlanta-area massage businesses.