Six Asian women among eight killed in Atlanta shootings

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Six Asian women among eight killed in Atlanta shootings

ATLANTA:

At least eight people were shot dead in a string of attacks at two spas in Atlanta city, authorities said on Tuesday.

“Among the eight victims, six women are of Asian descent,” Atlanta city police Chief Rodney Bryant said.

“Three people were killed at a spa in northeast Atlanta, while a fourth person was killed at another spa across the street,” he said.

Earlier, around 5 pm, five people were shot at Young’s Asian Massage Parlour in Acworth.

Four of the victims were declared dead.

A 21-year-old man was taken into custody from southwest Georgia following the attack.

However, the motive behind the attacks remains unclear, and authorities have not released further details.

(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)

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