America : Firing in 3 massage parlours of Atlanta, 8 killed  


Atlanta : Eight left dead after shootings at three Atlanta-area massage parlours. Authorities said that many of them were of Asian descent. A 21-year-old man who is suspected in at least one of the shootings is in custody as police investigate whether the three are linked.

“Three people were killed at a spa in northeast Atlanta, while a fourth person was killed at another spa across the street,” said Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant. He added all three victims were female, and “It appears that they may be Asian.”

Atlanta police officers responding to a call of a robbery in progress at one spa around 5:50 p.m. found three women dead from apparent gunshot wounds, police said. While they were at that scene, they learned of a call reporting shots fired at another spa across the street and found a woman who appeared to have been shot dead inside the business.

Authorities in Cherokee County, north of Atlanta, said three people were killed and two others injured at a massage parlor there, according to local news outlets.

Photos of the suspected shooter and their vehicle on Facebook were shared by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. According to the Atlanta police, they had been in touch with authorities in Cherokee County. They said it was too early to tell whether the shootings were linked but that they were looking into that possibility.

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