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Eight killed, including six Asian women, in Atlanta spa shootings

Flowers and a poster are left outside Gold Spa following the deadly shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, March 17, 2021. The fatal shooting of eight people, including six Asian women, at day spas in and around Atlanta have intensified fears in Asian-American communities that have been the target of attacks since the onset of the coronavirus. 

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Flowers and a poster are left outside Gold Spa following the deadly shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, March 17, 2021. The fatal shooting of eight people, including six Asian women, at day spas in and around Atlanta have intensified fears in...more

Flowers and a poster are left outside Gold Spa following the deadly shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, March 17, 2021. The fatal shooting of eight people, including six Asian women, at day spas in and around Atlanta have intensified fears in Asian-American communities that have been the target of attacks since the onset of the coronavirus. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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People grieve while Jesus Estrella, 21 holds a sign outside Young's Asian Massage following the deadly shootings in Acworth, Georgia, March 17, 2021. The 21-year-old suspect, Robert Aaron Long, has been charged with four counts of murder according to media reports. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

People grieve while Jesus Estrella, 21 holds a sign outside Young's Asian Massage following the deadly shootings in Acworth, Georgia, March 17, 2021. The 21-year-old suspect, Robert Aaron Long, has been charged with four counts of murder according to...more

People grieve while Jesus Estrella, 21 holds a sign outside Young's Asian Massage following the deadly shootings in Acworth, Georgia, March 17, 2021. The 21-year-old suspect, Robert Aaron Long, has been charged with four counts of murder according to media reports. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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City of Atlanta police officers are seen outside of Gold Spa in Atlanta, Georgia, March 16, 2021. Officials said that the suspect, Robert Aaron Long, indicated he may have frequented the spas where the violence occurred, although authorities could not immediately confirm he had visited any of them in the past. He was heading to Florida when he was apprehended, perhaps to carry out further shootings.

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City of Atlanta police officers are seen outside of Gold Spa in Atlanta, Georgia, March 16, 2021. Officials said that the suspect, Robert Aaron Long, indicated he may have frequented the spas where the violence occurred, although authorities could...more

City of Atlanta police officers are seen outside of Gold Spa in Atlanta, Georgia, March 16, 2021. Officials said that the suspect, Robert Aaron Long, indicated he may have frequented the spas where the violence occurred, although authorities could not immediately confirm he had visited any of them in the past. He was heading to Florida when he was apprehended, perhaps to carry out further shootings. REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry
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Crime scene tape is seen outside Aromatherapy Spa, March 16, 2021. U.S. authorities were trying to determine whether the attacks were inspired by an anti-immigrant or anti-Asian motivation or some personal grievance. While the investigations continue, the shootings raised concerns more broadly about violence directed toward women and minorities.

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Crime scene tape is seen outside Aromatherapy Spa, March 16, 2021. U.S. authorities were trying to determine whether the attacks were inspired by an anti-immigrant or anti-Asian motivation or some personal grievance. While the investigations...more

Crime scene tape is seen outside Aromatherapy Spa, March 16, 2021. U.S. authorities were trying to determine whether the attacks were inspired by an anti-immigrant or anti-Asian motivation or some personal grievance. While the investigations continue, the shootings raised concerns more broadly about violence directed toward women and minorities. REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry
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People leave flowers outside Young's Asian Massage following the deadly shootings in Acworth, Georgia, March 17, 2021. A report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism this month showed that hate crimes against Asian-Americans in 16 major U.S. cities rose by 149% from 2019 to 2020, a period when overall hate crimes dropped 7%. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

People leave flowers outside Young's Asian Massage following the deadly shootings in Acworth, Georgia, March 17, 2021. A report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism this month showed that hate crimes against Asian-Americans in 16 major...more

People leave flowers outside Young's Asian Massage following the deadly shootings in Acworth, Georgia, March 17, 2021. A report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism this month showed that hate crimes against Asian-Americans in 16 major U.S. cities rose by 149% from 2019 to 2020, a period when overall hate crimes dropped 7%. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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People grieve outside Young's Asian Massage following the deadly shootings in Acworth, Georgia, March 17, 2021. The bloodshed began about 5 p.m. on Tuesday when four people were killed and another was wounded at Young's Asian Massage in Cherokee County, about 40 miles north of Atlanta. Two women of Asian descent were among the dead there, along with a white woman and a white man, authorities said. The surviving victim was a Hispanic man. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

People grieve outside Young's Asian Massage following the deadly shootings in Acworth, Georgia, March 17, 2021. The bloodshed began about 5 p.m. on Tuesday when four people were killed and another was wounded at Young's Asian Massage in Cherokee...more

People grieve outside Young's Asian Massage following the deadly shootings in Acworth, Georgia, March 17, 2021. The bloodshed began about 5 p.m. on Tuesday when four people were killed and another was wounded at Young's Asian Massage in Cherokee County, about 40 miles north of Atlanta. Two women of Asian descent were among the dead there, along with a white woman and a white man, authorities said. The surviving victim was a Hispanic man. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Flowers and a poster are left outside Gold Spa following the deadly shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Flowers and a poster are left outside Gold Spa following the deadly shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Flowers and a poster are left outside Gold Spa following the deadly shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Robert Aaron Long, 21, of Woodstock in Cherokee County poses in a jail booking photograph after he was taken into custody, March 16, 2021. Little information about Long was available. He lived in Woodstock in Cherokee County, north of Atlanta, and attended Crabapple First Baptist Church in Milton, an Atlanta suburb. 

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Robert Aaron Long, 21, of Woodstock in Cherokee County poses in a jail booking photograph after he was taken into custody, March 16, 2021. Little information about Long was available. He lived in Woodstock in Cherokee County, north of Atlanta, and...more

Robert Aaron Long, 21, of Woodstock in Cherokee County poses in a jail booking photograph after he was taken into custody, March 16, 2021. Little information about Long was available. He lived in Woodstock in Cherokee County, north of Atlanta, and attended Crabapple First Baptist Church in Milton, an Atlanta suburb.  Handout via REUTERS
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A man walks past Young's Asian Massage, March 17, 2021. The bloodshed began about 5 p.m. on Tuesday when four people were killed and another was wounded at Young's Asian Massage in Cherokee County, about 40 miles north of Atlanta. Two women of Asian descent were among the dead there, along with a white woman and a white man, authorities said. The surviving victim was a Hispanic man. 

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A man walks past Young's Asian Massage, March 17, 2021. The bloodshed began about 5 p.m. on Tuesday when four people were killed and another was wounded at Young's Asian Massage in Cherokee County, about 40 miles north of Atlanta. Two women of Asian...more

A man walks past Young's Asian Massage, March 17, 2021. The bloodshed began about 5 p.m. on Tuesday when four people were killed and another was wounded at Young's Asian Massage in Cherokee County, about 40 miles north of Atlanta. Two women of Asian descent were among the dead there, along with a white woman and a white man, authorities said. The surviving victim was a Hispanic man. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers
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A note is pictured in flowers laid outside Young's Asian Massage in Acworth, March 17, 2021. 

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A note is pictured in flowers laid outside Young's Asian Massage in Acworth, March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

A note is pictured in flowers laid outside Young's Asian Massage in Acworth, March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers
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Flowers are seen laid in front of Young's Asian Massage March 17, 2021. 

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Flowers are seen laid in front of Young's Asian Massage March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

Flowers are seen laid in front of Young's Asian Massage March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers
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City of Atlanta Police Officer Davis works at the scene outside of Gold Spa, March 16, 2021. In Atlanta, police officers responding to a call of a "robbery in progress" shortly before 6 p.m. arrived at the Gold Spa beauty salon and found three women shot dead, Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant told reporters.

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City of Atlanta Police Officer Davis works at the scene outside of Gold Spa, March 16, 2021. In Atlanta, police officers responding to a call of a "robbery in progress" shortly before 6 p.m. arrived at the Gold Spa beauty salon and found three women...more

City of Atlanta Police Officer Davis works at the scene outside of Gold Spa, March 16, 2021. In Atlanta, police officers responding to a call of a "robbery in progress" shortly before 6 p.m. arrived at the Gold Spa beauty salon and found three women shot dead, Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant told reporters. REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry
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A view of the Aromatherapy Spa the day after the shooting, March 17, 2021. While investigating the initial report, the officers were called to a separate aromatherapy spa across the street where another woman was found dead from a gunshot wound, police said. All four women killed in Atlanta were of Asian descent.

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A view of the Aromatherapy Spa the day after the shooting, March 17, 2021. While investigating the initial report, the officers were called to a separate aromatherapy spa across the street where another woman was found dead from a gunshot wound,...more

A view of the Aromatherapy Spa the day after the shooting, March 17, 2021. While investigating the initial report, the officers were called to a separate aromatherapy spa across the street where another woman was found dead from a gunshot wound, police said. All four women killed in Atlanta were of Asian descent. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers
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Flowers are seen laid in front of Young's Asian Massage, March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

Flowers are seen laid in front of Young's Asian Massage, March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

Flowers are seen laid in front of Young's Asian Massage, March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers
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General view of Crabapple First Baptist Church's signage board, in Alpharetta, March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

General view of Crabapple First Baptist Church's signage board, in Alpharetta, March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

General view of Crabapple First Baptist Church's signage board, in Alpharetta, March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers
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A general view of Robert Aaron Long's house at Creek Hollow, Woodstock, March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

A general view of Robert Aaron Long's house at Creek Hollow, Woodstock, March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

A general view of Robert Aaron Long's house at Creek Hollow, Woodstock, March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers
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The Gold Spa is reflected in a window a day after the shootings, March 17, 2021.  REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

The Gold Spa is reflected in a window a day after the shootings, March 17, 2021.  REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

The Gold Spa is reflected in a window a day after the shootings, March 17, 2021.  REUTERS/Dustin Chambers
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A woman working at the crime scene at Gold Spa heads across the street to Aromatherapy Spa, March 16, 2021.    REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry

A woman working at the crime scene at Gold Spa heads across the street to Aromatherapy Spa, March 16, 2021.    REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry

A woman working at the crime scene at Gold Spa heads across the street to Aromatherapy Spa, March 16, 2021.    REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry
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