CHEROKEE, Mar 17, 2021, CNN. Officials in Cherokee County have released names of the five victims who were shot during Tuesday shooting at Young’s Asian Massage in Acworth, Georgia, CNN reported.
According to a statement from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, four victims were killed at that location:
Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33, of Acworth
Paul Andre Michels, 54, of Atlanta
Xiaojie Yan, 49, of Kennesaw
Daoyou Feng, 44, unknown address
One victim was injured and is in stable condition:
Elcias R. Hernandez-Ortiz, 30, of Acworth
On Tuesday, eight people were found dead at three different massage parlors in the Atlanta area on Tuesday, according to law enforcement officials.
The names of the four victims killed in Atlanta have not been released.
The suspect in the shootings Robert Aaron Long, 21, has been charged with, “four counts of Murder and one count of Aggravated Assault and has no bond,” the CCSO statement says. He is currently detained at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center.
Police have not yet offered a motive in the shootings. Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant said investigators are not ready to say yet whether or not the attacks are being considered as a hate crime. “He made indicators that he has some issues, potentially sexual addiction, and may have frequented some of these places in the past,” Cherokee County, Georgia, Sheriff Frank Reynolds said.
Captain Jay Baker of the Cherokee County sheriff’s office said officials found the gun in the suspect’s vehicle. He said they do not know if it was obtained legally. They also do not know how much ammunition was used or how many times the gun was fired. Baker did say it was the only weapon they found.