Photo Surfaces of Suspect in Custody for Atlanta-Area Spa Shootings

Three people were killed at Gold Spa and one person was killed across the street at Aromatherapy Spa in Atlanta around 6 p.m. Tuesday

Atlanta police officers responding to a call of a robbery in progress at one spa around 5.50pm found three women dead from apparent gunshot wounds, police said. While officers were responding to the scene at Gold Spa, they were alerted to another shooting across the street at Aromatherapy Spa, where they discovered another person who had been shot and killed.

He said the victims in the Atlanta shootings may be Asian.

Captain Baker said the suspect, Robert Aaron Long, of Woodstock, was taken into custody in Crisp County, about 150 miles south of Atlanta.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday evening they were searching for a suspect and posted photos of a dark-colored vehicle and a man wanted in connection with the shooting of multiple people along Highway 92.

On whether the Atlanta shootings and the Acworth shooting are related, Chafee says, "Video footage from our Video Integration Center places the Cherokee County suspect's vehicle in the area, around the time of our Piedmont Road shootings".

Authorities investigate a fatal shooting at a massage parlor, late Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Woodstock, Georgia.


The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office confirmed a suspect is in its custody stemming from the Cherokee County incident. Police said 21-year-old man has been taken into custody after a short auto pursuit.

At least eight people are dead following a series of shootings at an Atlanta area massage parlor and two spas.

Earlier in the afternoon, authorities in Cherokee County, north of Atlanta, said three people were killed and two others injured at a massage parlor there, according to local news outlets.

In the Cherokee County shooting, the sheriff's office released photos of a suspect being sought and asked anyone with information to call 911. Deputies and troopers set up along the interstate and "made contact with the suspect", who was driving a 2007 black Hyundai Tucson, around 8:30 p.m., he said.

Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesperson Kevin Rowson said the agency was helping Atlanta and Cherokee County authorities in the investigation.

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