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The man suspected of gunning down eight people Tuesday night in a series of Atlanta area shootings at three massage parlors has been charged with murder.

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Officials said they’re still investigating whether the killings were hate crimes amid a wave of attacks and harassment of Asian Americans nationwide. Six of the victims were Asian and seven were women. Authorities said Long told police that his actions were not racially motivated and that he potentially had a "sex addiction" and lashed out at what he saw were sources of temptation.

Long, 21, was allegedly on his way to Florida at the time of his arrest Tuesday night and indicated he was potentially going "to carry out additional shootings." The attacks began when he allegedly shot five people at the Young's Asian Massage Parlor.

Two died at the scene and three others were taken to a hospital. Two of the victims died there. The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office identified the victims as 33-year-old Delaina Ashley Yaun, 54-year-old Paul Andre Michels, 49-year-old Xiaojie Yan and 44-year-old Daoyou Feng.

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