Atlanta police hold press conference on deadly spa shootings

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Police in Atlanta held a press conference Wednesday morning on the deadly shootings at three area spas. At least eight people were killed, and a suspect is in custody.

Four of the victims are of Korean descent, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry confirmed to CBS News. Police said it was too soon to determine if the victims were targeted because of their race.

The string of shootings started Tuesday evening at a spa in Cherokee County, 30 miles north of Atlanta. In Atlanta, police later responded to shootings at two spas across the street from one another.

Cherokee County police identified the suspect in the first shooting as 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long, who was taken into custody 150 miles south of Atlanta. Atlanta police said it was “extremely likely” Long is the suspect in the other two shootings.

Jen Kwon and Mark Strassmann contributed reporting.

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