Families of victims of Atlanta spa shootings try to make sense of tragedy

Tuesday's mass shootings killed 8 women; six were of Asian descent.


National News

March 19, 2021 - 4:40 PM

Atlanta police officers and detectives respond outside Aromatherapy Spa and Gold Spa in Atlanta, where several people were shot on March 16, 2021. Photo by (Alyssa Pointer/The Atlanta Journal Constitution/TNS)

ATLANTA — Investigators on Friday released the names of the four women killed during Tuesday’s mass shooting at two Atlanta spas.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the women as 74-year-old Soon C. Park, 51-year-old Hyun Jung Grant, 69-year-old Suncha Kim and 63-year-old Yong A. Yue.

The suspect, 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long, was arrested in South Georgia on Tuesday night following the shooting spree that began at an Acworth-area spa and continued in Atlanta at two similar businesses. Six of the eight people he’s accused of killing were women of Asian descent.

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