Reside updates: 8 killed in shootings at Atlanta-area spas
Police haven’t but provided a motive within the bloody assaults. However due to lots of the victims’ backgrounds, some public officers and organizations have raised considerations that ethnicity got here into play, in opposition to a backdrop of an enhance in violence in opposition to Asian Individuals nationwide.
The shootings — which occurred throughout the house of about an hour — started at a parlor about 30 miles northwest of Atlanta. That was adopted by two extra at parlors in northeastern Atlanta.
South Korea’s overseas ministry, which had been in contact with its consulate in Atlanta, has mentioned that 4 of the victims had been of Korean ethnicity.
A 21-year-old suspect was taken into custody about 150 miles south of Atlanta on Tuesday evening, and police say they imagine he was doubtless chargeable for the three assaults.