Police release mugshot of suspected shooter involved in 3 Atlanta-Area shootings that left 8 people dead


Authorities have released mugshot of the suspected shooter involved in three Atlanta-Area shootings that have left eight people dead. 


Robert Aaron Long, 21, of Woodstock, Georgia, was arrested in southwest Georgia, around 150 miles south of Atlanta, and taken into custody in Crisp County, Cherokee County sheriff Captain Jay Baker said.


The first shooting began around 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, some 30 miles north of Atlanta when five people were shot at a massage parlor, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Jay Baker said. Two of the victims died at the scene. Three were taken to a hospital, where two of them also died, Baker said.


About an hour later, Atlanta police responded to calls for a robbery in progress and found three women dead at the Gold Spa, Atlanta Police Sgt. John Chafee said. While still on scene, police received calls for shots fired across the street at Aromatherapy Spa, where they found another woman fatally shot.


The victims in the Acworth shooting were two Asian women, a white woman, and a white man, Baker told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The fifth victim was a Hispanic man who was injured and taken to the hospital.


The South Korean Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that its diplomats in Atlanta confirmed four of the women were of Korean descent.

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