Eight killed in Atlanta-area shooting rampage; suspect arrested

Eight killed in Atlanta-area shooting rampage; suspect arrested
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  • calendar-gray 17 March 2021

Eight people, including at least six Asian women, were shot dead at a massage parlor and two day spas in the Atlanta area on Tuesday, and a man suspected of carrying out all of the attacks was arrested hours later in southern Georgia, police said, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Four victims were killed and another was wounded in a shooting at about 5 p.m. local time at Young's Asian Massage in Cherokee County, about 40 miles north of Atlanta, said Captain Jay Baker of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department.

Two women of Asian descent were among the dead, along with a white woman and a white man, Baker said, adding that the surviving victim was an Hispanic man.

 

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