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Suspect in custody after Georgia massage parlor shootings leave 8 dead

A suspect is in custody after Eight people were killed and one person was injured in three separate shooting incidents at different massage parlors in the Atlanta metropolitan area on Tuesday night.

The big picture: Law enforcement officials said all victims except for one were women, and six were of Asian descent — raising concerns that the attacks were racially motivated, per the New York Times.

  • The Cherokee County Sheriff's office said Robert Aaron Long, a 21-year-old white man from Woodstock, Georgia, was arrested, per WSB TV.
  • The FBI is assisting Atlanta and Cherokee County authorities in the investigation.

Editor's note: This a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

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