Eight killed, one arrested after three massage parlours shot up in US

Eight killed, one arrested after three massage parlours shot up in US

Atlanta police said they found four women - who all appeared to be Asian - dead inside two massage parlors across the street from each other.

Authorities investigated a fatal shooting at a massage parlor late Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Woodstock, Ga. While officers were responding to the scene at Gold Spa, they were alerted to another shooting across the street at Aromatherapy Spa, where they discovered another person who had been shot and killed. He said all four victims were female, and "It appears that they may be Asian".

Surveillance footage shows a man suspected in the Acworth shooting pulling up to the business at 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday.

He said they believe Long is also the suspect in the Atlanta shootings.

The suspect vehicle was spotted southbound on I-75, and a Georgia State Patrol trooper used a PIT maneuver, which is a move in which a police vehicle is used to physically stop another vehicle, the Crisp County Sheriff's Office said. The injured were taken to a hospital, where two of them later died, he said.

CNN reported that a gunman first shot five people in "Young's Asian Massage near Acworth, Georgia".

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Robert Aaron Long was arrested hours after the shootings.

Descriptions of the suspect or suspects in the Atlanta shootings have not been released.

Cherokee County sheriff's deputies responded to the massage parlor and found multiple gunshot victims, Baker said.

Baker said that two women of Asian descent were among the dead there, along with a white woman and a white man, adding that the suspect, Robert Aaron Long, was taken into custody in Crisp County, about 240 kilometers south of Atlanta. Bryant said it was too early to say what their connection was to the spas.

Neither Cherokee County nor Atlanta investigators described a motive for any of the shootings. Four women were killed at a massage parlor in Cherokee County, and four more women at two other businesses in the city of Atlanta Tuesday.

The FBI is assisting law enforcement with the shooting investigations, according to FBI spokesman Kevin Rowson.

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