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Suspect in deadly Atlanta-area spa shootings charged with 8 counts of murder

   March 18, 2021 1:26 AM
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by Elisha Fieldstadt

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CRIME Atlanta shootings
 
The man accused of killing eight people in three shootings at Atlanta-area spas was charged with eight counts of murder Wednesday.

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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