Police said a 21-year-old white man was imprisoned on Tuesday for three attacks in Georgia, USA, killing at least eight people in shootings in three spa areas.
Following the recent rise in violent crimes against the community, many Asian Americans have already fired these shots, raising alarming concerns that Asian companies may be intentionally merged. I will.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that four victims were killed in a Youngs Asian massage near Aquos, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.
In one study, Captain J. Baker of the Sheriff’s Office in Cellokey County said the deaths included two Asian women, a white woman and a white man, and a hippy man.
Atlanta police have individually confirmed that four women have been found dead at two companies identified as the Gold Massage Spa and Aromatherapy Spa in northeastern Atlanta.
Police told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that each one four Atlanta victims were Asian women.
Baker did not say whether investigators suspected that Asian Americans were particularly targeted.
There is nothing to blow it up, he said. We are investigating one murder, multiple murders, so investigators go wherever evidence leads us.
Authorities identified Robert Aaron Long as a suspect in three shootings.
Sergeant John Chafei, a spokesman for the Atlanta Police Department, told AFP, based on the type of video monitored from the shooting scene:
He added, We work closely with them to ensure that our case is appropriate.
Long was arrested after a simple follow-up about 240 kilometers (150 miles) from Atlanta, according to a statement from Facebook’s Georgia Security Agency.
Regarding the scene in northeastern Atlanta, city police said: Upon arrival, police identified three dead women in the area from the gunshot wound.
While on the scene, officers were advised to shoot within the street, where they found a fourth female victim.
A marginalized minority
A South Korean foreign ministry said in a statement that Atlanta diplomats had confirmed to police that four of the dead were Korean women.
The shootings took place mainly after reports of attacks on older people against Asian Americans surfaced in recent months, and were exacerbated during the COVID-19 epidemic, with leaders such as former President Donald Trump. I believe we are talking about the Chinese virus .
The New York Police Department’s Anti-Terrorism Department said it was monitoring the shootings of Asian Americans in Georgia and has meticulously stationed police officers in the city’s great Asian community. However, he added that there was no known relevance. city.
Ethnic motivation can be difficult to establish, but a study by the CSU San Bernardino Hate and Extremeism Research Center found that the number of hate crimes against Asia was about 49 last year in one major city, including New York. It increased from 122 times to 122 times. And Los Angeles-even overall hate crimes have fallen by 7 percent.
According to the Asian American Advocacy Fund, Georgia is home to about 500,000 Asians, or more than 4 percent of the population.
Georgia’s Democrats called the shooting on Tuesday terrifying.
As the story continues to unfold, the attack sadly follows a pattern of unacceptable violence against Asian Americans that has skyrocketed through the epidemic, said Nekima Williams, who was also chair of the State party.
Today’s tragic massacre at #Atlanta has redefined the need to protect all minorities left behind in the United States from racism and protect us, said police atrocities in the United States. Ben Crump, a lawyer known to represent several black farmers who were victims of the war, tweeted. Recent status.
In her speech to the public last Thursday, President Joe Biden accused her of he committed a vicious crime against Asian Americans and called it an attack, harassment, accusation and murder.