Atlanta Spa Shootings Victims — Who Are the Innocent People Who Lost Their Lives?
Recent shootings at massage parlors in the Atlanta area have resulted in the deaths of eight people affected by the rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
According to a statement from the Atlanta Police Department's Public Affairs Unit, three women died on March 16 from what appears to be gunshot wounds inside the Gold Spa massage parlor.
Police also responded to reports that shots were being fired at another massage parlor across the street. Arriving at the scene, they discovered that another woman had been shot and killed.
Besides the other attacks, two shootings were reported at another spa nearby, where two victims were killed immediately. Three others received hospital treatment, and two of them were also killed.
Although there's no indication that the suspect's motives were racial, some of the victims were Asian women. Here's more information about the Atlanta-area shooting victims.
In addition to Young's Asian Spa, where the first shooting took place, Xiaojie Tan ran Wang's Feet and Body Massage in Kennesaw, Georgia. When she was killed, Tan was one day shy of her 50th birthday.
Xiaojie “Emily” Tan, one of six Asian women and two other victims killed Tuesday, was the owner of Young’s Asian Massage.— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 18, 2021
Friends said she was “the sweetest, most kind-hearted, giving, never-met-a-stranger person.”https://t.co/NmiNnEBS8r
HYUN JUNG GRANT
A single mother living with her two sons and his younger brother, Hyun Jung Grant, 51, was one of three people fatally shot at the Gold Spa. The rest of the family lives in South Korea.
"My mother, Hyun Jung Grant, was one of the victims of the shootings in Atlanta, Georgia at Gold Spa. This is something that should never happen to anyone. She was a single mother who dedicated her whole life to providing for my brother and I..." https://t.co/kzFsFKsa6N— Eugene Lee Yang (@EugeneLeeYang) March 19, 2021
DELAINA ASHLEY YAUN
The victim, Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33, is one of four killed at Young's Asian Massage outside Acworth, Georgia. Yaun is a mother of two who was killed at the spa while visiting her husband for the first time.
Cant stop thinking Delaina Ashley Yaun’s family. I spoke to her sister, Dana Toole, today & she shared this photo of her sister with me. She says Delaina, 33, & her husband were at Youngs Asian Massage Parlor for a date night away from their kids (8 months & 14). pic.twitter.com/fR6xZAz9RB— Jewel Wicker (@jewelwickershow) March 18, 2021
PAUL ANDRE MICHELS
According to a source, Paul Andre Michels, 54, had been working for Young's Asian Spa for some time when the shooting occurred. The day of the shooting, he built his last shelf there.
Paul Andre Michels:— Chenue Her (@ChenueHer) March 21, 2021
What his family said about him - Michels was an Army veteran who owned his own business installing security systems. He had lived in Atlanta for more than 25 years. https://t.co/eqrAM54Gxc pic.twitter.com/9Vk7RFF0kV
The exact whereabouts of Daoyou Feng, 44, who only recently started working at Young's Massage, is unknown. Her surname appears to be Chinese, but officials have not confirmed the information.
We've confirmed fundraisers for all the Atlanta shooting victims' families (Daoyou Feng's family doesn't have a page atm). Some are seeking help for funerals abroad, other are forced to rebuild after losing a parent. How to help if you have the means https://t.co/95bwmWb0wJ— Jessica Prois (@JessicaProis) March 22, 2021
Yong Ae Yue, 63, Suncha Kim, 69, and Soon Chung Park, 74, were also identified as other shootings victims. Meanwhile, Elcias Hernandez-Ortiz has been identified as the lone survivor of the shootings.
The suspect was identified as Robert Aaron Long, 21, of Woodstock, Ga. After a manhunt, the authorities reported he was captured in Crisp County, about 150 miles south of Atlanta.
ⓘ NEWS.AMOMAMA.COM does not support or promote any kind of violence, self-harm, or abusive behavior. We raise awareness about these issues to help potential victims seek professional counseling and prevent anyone from getting hurt. NEWS.AMOMAMA.COM speaks out against the above mentioned and advocates for a healthy discussion about the instances of violence, abuse, sexual misconduct, animal cruelty, abuse etc. that benefits the victims. We also encourage everyone to report any crime incident they witness as soon as possible.