Atlanta Shooting Victims' Names Released: What We Know So Far

The names of five of the nine victims shot Tuesday at three Atlanta-area massage parlors have been released.

Four of the eight people killed were shot inside of Young's Asian Massage, near the suburb of Acworth, at around 5 p.m., The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported. Two died at the scene. Of the three injured individuals who were transported to a hospital, two later died.

Later in the day, shootings at two other massage parlors left four dead. Three female victims were found dead at Gold Spa, and another female victim was found dead across the street at Aromatherapy Spa.

Atlanta Spa Shooting
Personnel with the medical examiner's office wheel out a body on a stretcher from a massage parlor where three people were shot and killed on March 16 in Atlanta. ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/AFP via Getty Images

According to law enforcement, the four victims who were fatally shot at Young's Asian Massage are Delaina Ashley Yuan, 33, of Acworth; Paul Andre Michels, 54, of Atlanta; Xiaojie Yan, 49, of Kennesaw; and Daoyou Feng, 44 (address unknown).

Elcias Hernandez-Ortiz, 30, of Acworth was identified as the surviving injured victim, who was at the same location.

Police arrested Robert Aaron Long, 21, in connection with all three shootings. He has been charged with four counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault and has no bond, according to a statement from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.

Statement says Long confessed to the shootings in Cherokee County and Atlanta-- and told investigators "the crimes were not racially motivated. Long told investigators that he blames the massage parlors for providing an outlet for his addiction to sex."

Full CCSO statement:

— Dianne Gallagher (@DianneG) March 17, 2021

Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant said Wednesday that authorities could not yet make a determination if the shootings were a hate crime.

This is a breaking story and will be updated when more information becomes available.