A 21-year old man is suspected to be behind shootings at three different massage parlours in the United States’ Atlanta area, which has left eight dead, including several Asian women, police said on Tuesday (local time).
“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,” the department was cited by CNN.
According to the Cherokee Country sheriff’s office, Robert Aaron Long, was first identified as the suspect in the shooting at Young’s Asian Massage Parlor in Cherokee County that left four people dead and one injured.
Four deaths were connected to Young’s Asian Massage near Acworth, Georgia, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta. Two people were pronounced dead at the scene and two others died at the hospital. One person was also wounded, Cherokee County Sheriff’s spokesperson Howard J. Baker said.
One person was also found dead at the Aroma Therapy Spa, across the street.
Atlanta police had responded to the first spa for a report of a robbery. While there, they got a call about shots fired at the second spa. (ANI)