Asian American lawmakers in Georgia decry violence following Atlanta spa shootings

ATLANTA — A group of Georgia lawmakers on Thursday decried violence against Asian Americans in the wake of this week’s shooting spree at metro Atlanta spas. Six of the eight victims of the shootings in Atlanta and Cherokee County were women of Asian descent. A 21-year-old man has been arrested in the shootings. He has told police he frequented the types of businesses targeted in the Tuesday shootings, calling them a “temptation he wanted to eliminate.” On Thursday, five Asian American lawmakers and others said the shootings were another example of rising violence against Asian Americans amid t…

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