Police: Georgia shooting suspect may have ‘sex addiction’

ATLANTA (AP) – A white man accused of killing eight people, most of whom were of Asian descent, at massage parlors in the Atlanta area told police the attack was not racially motivated, and that he had a potential “sexual addiction.” Still, authorities said they were investigating whether the deaths were hate crimes. Six of the victims were identified as Asian and seven were women. Officials said Robert Aaron Long may have targeted the parlors because he saw them as a “temptation for him that he wanted to eliminate.” Many suspects who commit mass shootings have a history of violence against women. Still, the attack haunted members of the Asian American community who saw the shootings as an attack on them.

By KATE BRUMBACK and ANGIE WANG, Associated Press

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