Atlanta spa shootings: Biden says ‘hate can have no safe harbor in America’

ATLANTA — Eight people, including six women of Asian descent, died in shootings Tuesday at three spas in the Atlanta area, authorities said. One man was also injured.

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Officials continue to investigate the motive behind the shootings, which came amid a documented rise in anti-Asian sentiment nationwide. The suspected gunman, a 21-year-old white man named Robert Aaron Long, told investigators that race did not play a factor in the attack, authorities said.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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