Authorities in the US state of Georgia charged a man with the fatal shootings of eight people, including six Asian women, at Atlanta-area spas in crimes that heightened fears among Asian Americans already rattled by a rise in racial attacks since the start of the pandemic.
The 21-year-old suspect, Robert Aaron Long, told authorities sex addiction drove him to commit the killings and indicated he frequented spas in the area.
However, authorities did not discount the possibility that the attacks were inspired at least in part by an anti-immigrant or anti-Asian sentiment, or some personal grievance.
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