The gunman who opened fireplace at three Atlanta-area spas, killing eight folks, together with six who have been Asian girls, claimed the rampage wasn’t racially motivated, authorities mentioned Wednesday. Nonetheless, native police mentioned it was too early to rule out a hate crime.
The capturing sparked fears within the Asian neighborhood throughout the nation which has seen a rise in racist violence and hate crimes throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Asian People reported almost 3,800 hate incidents over the past yr, in response to a brand new report.
The 21-year-old suspect was taken into custody and charged with eight counts of homicide and one depend of aggravated assault.
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