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Scenes in the aftermath of the Atlanta-area spa shootings

Shootings at three Atlanta-area spas on Tuesday left eight people dead, including six Asian women. Advocates were concerned that the killings could be the latest in a surge of hate crimes against Asian Americans, but law enforcement suggested the suspect in custody had other motives.

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Police arrested Robert Aaron Long, 21, after a brief manhunt and said he is the suspect in all three shootings. Authorities said Long took responsibility, and they believe he acted alone. “He made indicators that he has some issues, potentially sexual addiction, and may have frequented some of these places in the past,” Sheriff’s Capt. Jay Baker said at a news conference. “We still have a lot of things to process.”

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Kitana Truong holds up a sign during a rally in Atlanta, Thursday, against anti-Asian and anti-female violence in the wake of the deadly spa shootings.

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People rally against anti-Asian and anti-female violence outside the Gold Spa, one of three locations in the shootings.

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People attend an anti-Asian and anti-female violence rally outside the Gold Spa.

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Akshaya mourns outside the Gold Spa.

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Kat Bagger shows support in front of Gold Spa.

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Jenny Choi, left, and Kristi You place flowers Wednesday at the entrance to Gold Spa, where three people were shot and killed.

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Flowers line the entrance to Gold Spa.

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The scene outside Aromatherapy Spa, across from the road from Gold Spa.

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Yalaba Mendoza mourns the eight people killed.

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Jesus Estrella holds a sign of solidarity outside Young's Asian Massage in Acworth, Ga., where four people were shot and killed.

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An Asian American man pauses in silence as he visits a makeshift memorial in front of Gold Spa.

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A vigil and march in Washington, D.C.'s Chinatown.

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The march in D.C.'s Chinatown.

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Police tape outside Aromatherapy Spa in Atlanta.

The parking lot of Aromatherapy Spa.

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The back entrance to Aromatherapy Spa.

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Gold Spa in Atlanta.

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A view through the back door of Gold Spa.

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Gold Spa and Aromatherapy Spa.

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Atlanta police officers investigate Tuesday night.

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A police officer on Tuesday. (Elijah Nouvelage/AFP/Getty Images)

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A body is removed from the Gold Spa.

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A police officer looks in a shed. (Elijah Nouvelage/AFP/Getty Images)

Law enforcement on Tuesday night. (Elijah Nouvelage/AFP/Getty Images)

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The first shooting occurred at Young's Asian Massage.

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