8 People Killed in Atlanta Massage Parlor Shootings

Publisher New York Times
Author Richard Fausset and 
Summary 6 Asian women, 2 whites, were shot at 3 massage parlors in Atlanta, Georgia on March 16th, 2021 by a single gunman at all 3 locations. This tops the torrent of hate and violence against people of Asian descent around the U.S. that began last spring, in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Community leaders say the bigotry was spurred by the rhetoric of former President Trump, who referred to the coronavirus as the “China virus.”
Excerpt An unspeakable tragedy” for both the victims’ families and an Asian-American community that has been reeling from high levels of racist attacks since early 2020.
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Publish Date March 16, 2021
Source URL https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/16/us/atlanta-shootings-massage-parlor.html



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