World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 17 Mar, 2021 23:45 am

Eight dead in Atlanta-area massage parlor shootings, including six women of Asian-American descent

Eight dead in Atlanta-area massage parlor shootings, including six women of Asian-American descent
While the specific motivations behind the mass killings remain unclear, they take place within the context of a wave of anti-Asian violence stoked by the efforts to blame China for the pandemic.

” According to Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jay Baker, the attacks began around 5:00 p.The sheriff’s office identified the Cherokee County victims as Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33, of Acworth; Paul Andre Michels, 54, of Atlanta; Xiaojie Yan, 49, of Kennesaw; and Daoyou Feng, 44.“Video footage from our Video Integration Center places the Cherokee County suspect’s vehicle in the area, around the time of our Piedmont Road [in Atlanta] shootings.That, along with video evidence viewed by investigators, suggests it is extremely likely our suspect is the same as Cherokee County’s, who is in custody.

According to Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds, Long told police the shootings were not racially motivated, and that he thought he had a sex addiction.” In a video statement on Facebook, Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock said his deputies intercepted Long, the suspect, around 8:30 p.

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