These are some of the victims of the US spa shootings, including a young mother on a date night
- A string of shootings at Atlanta-area spas left eight people dead on Tuesday night.
- Six of the victims were Asian women, and four of the victims have been identified.
- Police said the suspect indicated the attacks were driven by sex addiction rather than race.
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Eight people were killed in a string of shootings that took place at three Atlanta-area spas on Tuesday night, six of which were Asian women.
Police have identified four of the victims, all of which were killed at the first shooting location, Young's Asian Massage in Acworth, Georgia, a northern suburb of Atlanta.
The victims include Xiaojie Tan, 49, Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33, Paul Andre Michels, 54, and Daoyou Feng, 44. A fifth person, Elcias Hernandez, 30, was injured in the shooting and is in stable condition, according to WRCB TV.
Hernandez was reportedly making his way to a money exchange business located next to the massage parlor when the shooting occurred. According to the New York Times, he called his wife Flor Gonzalez moments after being shot.
Four additional victims who have not been named were killed at Gold Spa and Aromatherapy Spa in Atlanta. All additional victims were Asian women, according to police.
The motives of the suspect, 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long, are not yet known.
Here is what we know about the victims that have been identified so far.
Xiaojie Tan was a licensed massage therapist and may have owned one of the spas where a shooting occurred.
Xiaojie Tan, 49, of Kennesaw, Georgia, was a licensed massage therapist, according to NBC News. She also appeared to own two massage parlours in Atlanta, including Young's Asian Massage, where the first shooting occurred, The Daily Beast reported.
Delaina Ashley Yaun was a young mother on a date night with her husband, who survived the shooting.
Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33, of Acworth, Georgia, was killed while on a date night with her new husband, The Washington Post reported.
She and her husband, Mario, were getting a couple's massage at Young's Asian Massage when the shooting occurred, according to a GoFundMe page set up for her family. Mario locked himself in a separate room in the parlour and survived the shooting
Dana Toole, Yuan's half-sister, told The New York Times, "It was just all about family. Whatever we'd do, we'd do it together. It doesn't seem real. I expect to see her walking through the door any minute. It just hasn't quite sunk in yet."
Yaun is survived by two children, a 14-year-old son, Mason, and Mia, her 8-month-old daughter.
Yaun was a popular server at Waffle House and had worked for the chain since 2013, according to The Post.
Relatives told the paper she'd never been to the massage parlor before.
Paul Andre Michels was a business-owner and veteran who had been married more than 20 years.
Paul Andre Michels, 54, of Atlanta owned an electric company and was married for more than two decades, family members told The Daily Beast. They also said Michels was an Army veteran, a gun-owner, a "staunch Republican," and "baptized Roman Catholic."
His brother also told The Daily Beast Michels was interested in getting into the massage business, including owning establishments.
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