Latest news Wednesday: Suspect arrested after 8 people killed at 3 massage parlors; most victims were Asian. At least one gunman killed eight people at three Atlanta-area massage parlors Tuesday and police say they are trying to determine a motive for the brazen attacks. Hours after the killings, a year-old man was captured in southwest Georgia. Baker said police believe Long is the suspect in all three shootings. Video evidence also "suggests it is extremely likely" Long is the suspect in each attack, Atlanta Police Department Sgt. Atlanta police responded to calls for a robbery in progress shortly before 6 p.
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In the months after eight people were killed, including six Asian women, in shootings at Atlanta-area spas, CBS News spoke with three women working in the city's massage district. The women, who spoke on the condition that we don't use their real names, detailed how their lives and businesses have changed since the massacre that shocked the community. But it was 5 p. Before the coronavirus pandemic, there were 20 to 40 customers each day at her spa.
2021 Atlanta spa shootings
Six of the people killed were Asian, and two were white, according to law enforcement officials. All but one were women. The Atlanta police initially characterized the shooting at one of the parlors in the city as a robbery in progress.
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. Jay Baker told reporters.