Man shoots 8 people in Atlanta Asian spas
Atlanta police announced the arrest of a possible suspect in the murder of 8 people in three different spas, where the workers were predominantly Asian women.
"Video footage from our Video Integration Center places the Cherokee County suspect's vehicle in the area, around the time of our Piedmont Road shootings," the Atlanta Police Department said in a news release. "That, along with video evidence viewed by investigators, suggests it is extremely likely our suspect is the same as Cherokee County's, who is in custody. Because of this, an investigator from APD is in Cherokee County and we are working closely with them to confirm with certainty our cases are related."
Police identified the suspect as 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long of Woodstock. The first place Long opened fire was Young's Asian Massage near Acworth. The second place where three people died was the Gold Massage Spa on Piedmont Road in Atlanta.
Two more victims were found opposite the Aroma Therapy Spa.
The shooter's motive is currently unknown. The police have not yet linked the attacks to the race of the victims either. The investigation is ongoing.
The suspect in the Cherokee County shootings was taken into custody in Crisp County, about 150 miles south of Atlanta, around 8:30 p.m. -- about 3 1/2 hours after the killings, CNN reports.
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