DETROIT – Seven people were killed in shootings at three Atlanta-area massage parlors, according to the Associated Press.
The news agency reported that as of Tuesday evening it was still uncertain whether the shootings were related.
Update with details: 7 killed in shootings at 3 Atlanta-area massage parlors
According to CNN, four of the seven victims appear to be Asian American women.
The attacks come at a time when Asian Americans are being subjected to racist attacks. Many blame the recent rise in anti-Asian bigotry on hateful rhetoric sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.
The motive behind the shootings is still unknown.