• January 28, 2023

8 People Shot To Death At Atlanta Massage Parlors; Man Arrested : NPR

Photo released by the sheriff’s office of a person interested in massage parlor shootings in Cherokee County, Georgia. Four women were killed at a massage parlor in Cherokee County and four other women at two other companies in the city of Atlanta on Tuesday. Hide caption courtesy of Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office via AP

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Photo released by the sheriff’s office of a person interested in massage parlor shootings in Cherokee County, Georgia. Four women were killed at a massage parlor in Cherokee County and four other women at two other companies in the city of Atlanta on Tuesday.

Courtesy of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office via AP

At least eight people were killed and another was injured in a series of shootings at three spas in the Atlanta, Ga area on Tuesday. A suspect has been taken into custody, according to several news outlets.

It is unclear whether all three incidents that occurred within a few hours are linked.

The Cherokee County Sheriff announced that Robert Aaron Long, a 21-year-old white man, was arrested around 8:30 p.m. local time after a car chase that took officials to Crisp County – about three hours from the first massage parlor shootings , WSB TV reported.

The Associated Press says Long appears to be look similar to surveillance images posted by Cherokee County MPs.

Jay Baker of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said when officers arrived Young’s Asian Massage, two victims were already dead and three more were still alive, 11Alive reported. The wounded were taken to a local hospital, but two have since died. One of the victims was a man, as was a survivor, officials said.

The names of the four victims killed at Young’s Asian Massage and the injured person have not been released by authorities.

About an hour after that shooting, Atlanta police officers were called in to respond to an ongoing robbery at Gold Spa. There they discovered the bodies of three women who had been fatally shot. Moments later, officers were called to another shooting across the street at another spa – the Aromatherapy Spa. Another woman was found dead.

Authorities said many of the victims were women of Asian origin.

This is a developing story. Some things reported by the media will later turn out to be wrong. We will focus on reports from officials and other agencies, credible news outlets and reporters who are on the ground. We will update as soon as the situation develops.

Jack

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