Four of the counts against the man, Robert Aaron Long, 21, of Woodstock, are related to shootings at two massage parlors in Atlanta. The four others are related to shootings at a massage parlor in Cherokee County. Long also faces an aggravated assault charge in Cherokee County.
The attacks began around 5 p.m. Tuesday, when four people were killed near Acworth in Cherokee County, authorities said. Less than an hour later, four women were killed in two shootings in Atlanta in Fulton County.
The victims in Atlanta were Asian women, as were two of the victims in Acworth, officials said. The two other victims were white, and a man who was injured was stable.
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