Eight people, six of whom were Asian women, were killed in shootings at three different spas in the US state of Georgia last night, with a 21-year-old man in custody on suspicion of staging all three attacks.
Four of the victims were killed at Young’s Asian Massage near Acworth, a suburb of Atlanta.
The Atlanta police department separately confirmed that four women were found dead at two business establishments in northeast Atlanta, identified as the Gold Massage Spa and Aroma Therapy spa.
Police said that all four victims were Asian women.
Authorities have identified Robert Aaron Long as a suspect in all three shootings.
“It is extremely likely our suspect is the same as Cherokee County’s, who is in custody,” Sergeant John Chafee said.
“We are working closely with them to confirm with certainty our cases are related,” he added.