On Tuesday night, a year-old man visited three Atlanta-area massage parlors and killed eight people, six of whom were Asian women. Though the suspect told police he was not motivated by race, experts have said there is "no doubt" race played a role. Hate crimes against people of Asian descent have also skyrocketed over the past year , partly motivated by the coronavirus pandemic. But people working in massage parlors have been experiencing danger in their profession long before the recent uptick in hate incidents.
Fact check: Facebook post claiming to be from Atlanta spa shooting suspect is fake
Fact check: Facebook post from Atlanta shooting suspect is fake
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.
All eight victims of Georgia massage parlor rampage are identified
By Snejana Farberov For Dailymail. All eight victims of the deadly shooting rampage targeting three Georgia massage spas had been identified by Friday and were found to include an Army veteran, a newlywed and a hardworking single mother-of-two. Robert Aaron Long, 21, has been charged with murdering four people at two spas in Atlanta and four more in a spa in Cherokee County on Tuesday.
Following the deadly March 16 shootings in Atlanta-area spas that left eight people dead, most of them women of Asian descent, a viral screenshot surfaced on social media claiming to come from Robert Aaron Long, the year-old suspected gunman. Long, of Woodstock, Georgia, was charged by authorities with eight counts of murder in three different shootings related to massage parlors: Young's Asian Massage Parlor, Aromatherapy Spa and Gold Spa. The victims: Business owner, Army veteran, woman on a date: The victims of the deadly rampage through 3 spas in Georgia. While officials have stated it is too early in the investigation to announce a motive, social media posts suggest Long's motivations were revealed in an anti-China Facebook post that he purportedly authored prior to the fatal shootings. The alleged post, shared as a screen grab by Facebook users, claims Long wrote, "China is engaged in a COVID coverup" and "blocked out investigators from going to their lab in Wuhan and finding the truth about the experiments they were conducting there.