/ 18 March 2021

Eight dead in Atlanta shooting

Following an hours-long manhunt, a 21yo man was arrested yesterday near Atlanta, Georgia, after 8 people were shot dead. No motive has been established, but reports say the attack could be racially motivated because many of those targeted were Asian women at a massage parlour and 2 spas. Authorities say it’s too early to say it’s a hate crime with another theory surfacing overnight that says accused killer Robert  Long had a “sexual addiction” and he was attempting to eliminate the source of his problem. The murders come as attacks against Asian-Americans are on the rise, with US President Joe Biden last week appealing to perpetrators to stop.

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